In 2019, more than twice as much land was deforested in Brazil as in the year before. This also has serious implications for the health of poor peasants and the indigenous people in the Amazonia region.

According to a study by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the University of São Paulo (USP) and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), arson by large landowners has led to a rapid increase in respiratory,and cancer diseases and deaths.
The burning of organic matter produces several toxic gases such as CO (carbon monoxide) and NO 2 (nitrogen dioxide). As well as fine dusts with diameters from 2.0 μm to10 μm. These substances are distributed by the wind over hundreds of kilometres.

In the affected regions, more than 2,500 more people were admitted to hospitals than in 2018, especially in the states of Pará, Rondônia, Maranhão and Mato Grosso. In Rondônia the infant mortality rate increased by more than 35%, in Roraima by more than 75%.

This shows that the destruction of the rainforests in the service of imperialism not only favours the capitalocene climate change, which will mean great problems for the masses, especially in perspective. It also has immediate health consequences. Climate protection, as well as the defence of the people's health means people's war, in Brazil and everywhere.