The most twisted thing about this isn’t even the violent, foolish razing of perhaps the most inherently valuable land on Earth. It’s that our financial systems count it all as positive economic growth. We need to completely reinvent the notion of GDP.
The Amazon rain forest is disappearing at an alarming rate as the government of Brazil’s far-right president slashes protections
Bolsonaro said he'd cut back environmental protections. He did. Deforestation is spiking.
The numbers in this story--and their implications--are truly terrifying. It echoes this week's story of Trump drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge. Acts of nihilistic vandalism, just for the sake of $ and of showing who's boss
Under #Brazil’s Far Right Leader Bolsonaro, "The Amazon rainforest has lost more than 1,330 square miles, a 39% increase over the same period last year" #EcologicalBreakdown
Here's what deforestation of the Amazon looks like in Brazil. For decades, protecting the rain forest was at the heart of the country’s environmental policy. 7 months into his term, the far right President Jair Bolsonaro has changed course drastically.
El crimen de Bolsonaro contra la humanidad. La destrucción del Amazonas. Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall
The very simple, tragic first sentence: "The destruction of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil has increased rapidly since the nation’s new far-right president took over and his government scaled back efforts to fight illegal logging, ranching and mining."
Deforestation is increasing in Brazil. Environmentalists expect it will rise even more as the government continues to champion the interests of industries that want broader access to protected areas.
Can the European Commission take action to prevent the deforestation in Brazil, ? The EU is the biggest foreign investor in Brazil and it’s second-biggest trading partner. Import tariffs or sanctions?
So sad what is happening to my country. The "Trump of the Tropics" is a total disaster. "Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall"
Deforestation has shot up in Brazil, but the government is doing less to enforce the law and protect forests. This could lead to "runaway deforestation," former environmental ministers wrote.
Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall
4 years ago, Nepstad et al, after a 70% decline in~10yrs, posed the question, are we seeing the end of Amazon deforestation? 4 years later, it is clear that with election of Bolsonaro, the answer is a resounding ‘hell no.’ Sad.
80% increase compared to last June.
Hugely important story
Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall - The New York Times
"Brazil’s part of the Amazon has lost more than 1,330 square miles of forest cover since Mr. Bolsonaro took office in January, a 39 percent increase over the same period last year."
#brazil is 'doing an #indonesia ' right now -- a suicidal move for human kind
Increased deforestation of the Amazon under Balsonaro might be the most important environmental story atm. On its own, the Amazon takes up about 4x as much carbon as the UK emits every year, or enough to offset the emissions of the nine Amazon countries
The “right” to destroy the Amazon has been a dogma of Brazilian nationalism, right and left, for generations.
Under Brazil’s Far-Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall
The destruction of the Amazon rain forest is increasing rapidly under Bolsonaro’s leadership via
Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall - The New York Times
Intentional destruction to the point of disaster. Evil. via ⁦
Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall via
Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall TRUMP IS NOT THE ONLY CRIMINAL MORON TRYING TO KILL OUR GRANDCHILDREN
Many are sharing this post on deforestation in the Amazon, under Bolsonaro Good, but omits our complicity. If *our* companies are not liable for environ degradation in global supply chains, they flock to Brazil, & champion Bolsonaro. We can change this.
“The destruction of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil has increased rapidly since the nation’s new far-right president took over and his government scaled back efforts to fight illegal logging, ranching and mining.” via ⁦
Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall - The New York Times
Well, this is depressing #Environment #Politics
Bolsonaro: “The Amazon is ours, not yours.” via #climate #philanthropy
DESTRUCTION OF THE AMAZON
Under the new government, protections for Brazil’s Amazon fall. via ⁦
Deforestation of Amazon rising as Brazilian leaders say protection stymies development. It does not. Ecosystem services hugely valuable. via ⁦
How can we protect global public goods - our shared #planet #environment - from selfish, ignorant, short-sighted leaders? ‘Under #Brazil Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall’