I am a Singapore-based freelance writer working with Sentient Media and other media outlets. I write about topics related to environmentalism, conservation, and animal rights I have previously written for Truthout on orangutan abuses, Eco-Business about climate change policies, and Planet Forward about agricultural innovation. My research on the topic of organic agriculture certification has been published in the Journal of Rural Studies.
By Alaine Johnson, Resilience.org
At this crucial moment for Australia and the world, it is pertinent to take a step back from reactions to the ongoing flames and proactively revisit what happened in the Amazon—and why—before fires reignite in the dry season.