The Amazon is on fire. We can do something. Although these are both truthful messages, they must be put into context.  Indeed, scientific data about fires has often been reported with inaccuracies with regard to both the percentage increase of Amazon deforestation compared to previous years (not 80% but 30-35%) and the weight the Amazon forest has on a global level in the production of oxygen (less than 10% and not 20% as often reported). Accurate data helps prevent falling prey of the empty and harmful sensationalism that is fuelling the polarising climate sought after by modern populist movements. Fires must also be contextualised within the social and geopolitical panorama. Brazilian President Bolsonaro is actually pursuing national-populist arguments attempting to...