Deforestation thrives in Brazil as coronavirus locksdown environmental enforcers

Deforestation thrives in Brazil as coronavirus locksdown environmental enforcers

Destruction in Brazilian, Amazonian rainforest increased 64 per cent in April, compared with the same month a year ago, measured by satellite data from space research agency INPE. In the first four months of 2020, Amazon deforestation was up 55 percent from a year ago to 1,202 square kilometres. Environmentalists claim President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies and rhetoric encourage illegal activity.

Timothy
Timothy
Dave
Dave 3 weeks

You'd think the logging companies in Brazil would have the biggest problem with deforestation by the farmers. It's destroying their resources after all. Once it gets past a certain point, the rainforest won't be able to sustain itself and the whole ecosystem will die off. Probably turn Brazil into a desert like the Sahara.

dan
dan 3 weeks

at a time when food shortages are a close threat I say let them be. it's not our fight and we clear cut more then enough in our country

Hershel
Hershel 3 weeks

I wonder where the usual "environmentalists" are to chastise Brazil instead of only telling white countries to eat bugs and stop having children? What a coincidence.

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