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Amazon fires a “tipping point” for the health of rainforests, warns tropical forests organization

Wednesday, August 28th 2019 - 09:55 UTC
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The fires tearing through the Amazon represent a “tipping point” for the health of the rainforest, the head of a top global forestry management body said on Wednesday, urging the world to do more to save the trees. Read full article


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  • Terence Hill

    Brazil tops list of countries with highest deforestation rate
    Record fires devastating Amazon forests come under President Jair Bolsonaro's administration

    Aug 28th, 2019 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Look, I am against deforestation of the Amazon rainforest or any other forest. Human beings are capable of solving the world's food problem by investing in the discovery of technologies that provide greater agricultural productivity.

    Now, wanting to compare deforestation in Brazil with any other country in the world is extremely stupid. 50% of the Brazilian territory is forest, this represents more than 4 million square kilometers. So, of course, here in Brazil the scale dimension is much larger. However, when comparing the percentage of deforestation in relation to the size of the country and the amount of forests it has, Brazil, even under the Bolsonaro government, is a champion of environmental preservation.

    Aug 28th, 2019 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “... Brazil, even under the Bolsonaro government, is a champion of environmental preservation.”
    You're as stupid as Bolsonaro, give your head a shake.

    Aug 28th, 2019 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Yes, Brasileiro, we can feed a lot more people by improving productivity and distribution, and cutting down the Amazon could turn Brazil into a desert which would be a disaster.

    But Brazil isn't a champion of the environment. Finland is 73% forest and has 0 deforestation. It's exactly because Brazil has so much forest that the rest of the world is worried about it now.

    Aug 29th, 2019 - 08:46 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    Bolsonarismo(a violent obsession with destroying the left combined with contempt for democratic institutions)

    “In the conversations obtained by The Intercept, analyzed and published by UOL, members of Lava Jato mocked the death of Lula's wife, Marisa Leticia, and the former president's requests to go to funerals of relatives who passed away. While apologizing to former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Prosecutor Jerusa Viecili, of the Lava Jato Operation task force in Curitiba, acknowledges the authenticity of messages disclosed.”

    ”Since then, Moro’s minions in the public prosecutor’s office have been helping Bolsonaro’s sons dodge bullets for illicit funds appearing in their accounts. They have been manipulating the mainstream media and congress to get Bolsonaro’s social security attacks passed. They have also been feeding social and political movements adulterated videos, petitions in support of congress decisions and false information disguised as official documents.
    The most extreme right-wing of the political movements, Mude! (Change!) and Vem Pra Rua (Come onto the streets), deny that Dallagnol has ever provided them with inside information, but affirm his participation as a “regular citizen” in their anti-corruption campaigns.
    As Bolsonaro explained to United States President Donald Trump on his visit to the White House in March, his aim is to “destroy many things in Brazil”. To do so, he needs a judiciary that won’t bother him with pesky questions about legalities and lawfulness.”

    Aug 31st, 2019 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    The Complete Circle: More Deforestation = Less Rainfalls = More Wildfires = More Deforestation!

    Sep 01st, 2019 - 02:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Bolsonaro calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage
    Jair Bolsonaro's statement came despite condemnation over his handling of a record number of wildfires apparently linked to illegal farming and logging. by Daniel Schweimler 29 Aug 2019
    And he wonders why he's called a liar.

    Sep 01st, 2019 - 12:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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