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Amazon deforestation: Bolsonaro ready to sack official who exposed him

Saturday, August 3rd 2019 - 20:47 UTC
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The head of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said on Friday he was going to be sacked following a row with President Jair Bolsonaro over deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Read full article

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  • Chicureo

    I'm all for saving the Amazon rainforest, but the truth is that statistics are being manipulated to show current deforestation to be greater under the current government, which is completely false. Lula and Dilma's true guilt was equal to the current situation. The just hate Bolsonaro...

    Aug 03rd, 2019 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    “ICMBio President and Colonel of the São Paulo Military Police, Homero de Giorge Cerqueira, transferred Environmental Analyst José Martins da Silva Júnior, who is the Brazilian with the highest academic degree in Oceanography, from the Fernando de Noronha Environmental Protection Area, in the Atlantic Ocean, to the Negreiros National Forest, located in the Pernambuco countryside. ”
    The purges are clearly not necessarily against the left, but against any intelligent life within the state. Opposing this neo-Pentecostal chemical dependant agriculture government is a matter of character.
    Ricardo Sardenberg

    Aug 04th, 2019 - 09:13 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Brasileiro

    But, it's just a planet. There are so many in the universe, isn't there?

    Aug 04th, 2019 - 07:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Chicureo, you should know better than to repeat the self-serving lies of politicians...

    Aug 04th, 2019 - 09:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @Terence Hill

    They assured that Pernambuco has spectacular countryside!

    Aug 05th, 2019 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Deathwatch for the Amazon
    Brazil has the power to save Earth’s greatest forest—or destroy it
    Still a livelihood for 1.5bn people, forests maintain local and regional ecosystems and, for the other 6.2bn, provide a—fragile and creaking—buffer against climate change. Now droughts, wildfires and other human-induced changes are compounding the damage from chainsaws. In the tropics, which contain half of the world’s forest biomass, tree-cover loss has accelerated by two-thirds since 2015; if it were a country, the shrinkage would make the tropical rainforest the world’s third-biggest carbon-dioxide emitter, after China and America.
    Nowhere are the stakes higher than in the Amazon basin—and not just because it contains 40% of Earth’s rainforests and harbours 10-15% of the world’s terrestrial species. South America’s natural wonder may be perilously close to the tipping-point beyond which its gradual transformation into something closer to steppe cannot be stopped or reversed, even if people lay down their axes. Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, is hastening the process—in the name, he claims, of development. The ecological collapse his policies may precipitate would be felt most acutely within his country’s borders, which encircle 80% of the basin—but would go far beyond them, too. It must be averted.
    https://www.economist.com/leaders/2019/08/01/deathwatch-for-the-amazon

    Aug 05th, 2019 - 04:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @Terence Hill

    Even if you ARE right, the governments stand-point - point-of-view - prevails - UNFORTUNATELY.

    Aug 06th, 2019 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    ”Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced the formation of “Doctors for Brazil” on Thursday, a program designed to replace the Cuban slave doctor program established by predecessor Dilma Rousseff in the country. The Cuban program, “More Doctors,” was established to form “guerrilla cells” in the country, Bolsonaro alleged. Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandett accused prior administrations of not delivering on their promise to help provide adequate healthcare to remote area. “They said, ‘We are going to bring doctors to small cities,'” he noted. “In the past program, the vast majority of them were in midsized cities and large capitals. In the semi-arid regions, the river cities, the population was neglected.”
    https://www.breitbart.com/latin-america/2019/08/02/bolsonaro-cuban-slave-doctor-program-created-guerrilla-cells-brazil/
    Is a flat out lie, as myself and family were well attended by such a doctor in a very rural area.

    Aug 10th, 2019 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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