Brazil's shrinking Amazon forest + scrum at 35,000 feet
Pascale Harter presents personal experiences, reflections and reportage from correspondents and writers around the world. In this edition, SUE BRANFORD meets one Brazilian man who went from being a bonded labourer to a hired logger - and then became an eco-activist and farmer. But amid the heat and lawlessness of parts of the Amazon basin, efforts to protect remaining forest can incur threats and violence ... and the trees are still being felled. PAUL MOSS, by contrast, finds peace, tact and common sense in very unexpected place: 35,000 feet up, and on a flight to Tel Aviv, no less. Why does an Easyjet flight attendant need all the skills of a world-class diplomat on the route?