PBS NewsHour

Indigenous leaders call attention to disastrous forest fires

Clip: 09/21/2019 | 1m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

Fires have destroyed millions of acres of rainforest in the Amazon and in portions of Indonesia in recent months. This week, an international coalition of indigenous leaders met in New York during the United Nations climate summit to call attention to the destruction of their land, confront climate change and ask for increased protections for the environment. Megan Thompson reports.

Aired: 09/21/19

Rating: NR

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