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Current Event December 4, 2015

Debate: Should Rich Nations Pay to Preserve the Rainforest?

Scientists say the results will be devastating if we don’t address global warming. The Climate Summit in Paris this month will bring countries together to agree on a plan to slow climate change. People call the Amazon rainforest the “lungs of the world.” Most of Europe and America have already cut down their trees in favor of agriculture and industry. Is it fair to ask Brazil to sacrifice its interests to preserve the rainforest for the rest of the globe? Listen to this story and have students choose a side in this debate: Should rich nations pay to preserve the rainforest?

Geography Climate Change Ecosystems Politics

Story Length: 7:00

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AIR DATE: 11/10/2015

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