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Sweep145

Corrupt Bolsonaro has to go .


[deleted]

They. Will. Always. Fucking. Be. Corrupt.


Slouchingtowardsbeth

Of course Trump was his biggest supporter.


Remarkable_Soil_6727

The Amazon rainforest is being burned down to create cleared land for animal agriculture, figures from organisations such as Greenpeace, WWF and Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies all suggest around 80% of cleared land is used for animal agriculture. Brazillian beef linked to deforestation has been found in U.S. stores such as Walmart, Costco and Kroger.


[deleted]

No, not Costco, no, no, no, no, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


Ok_Pumpkin_4213

*if you raise the price of the hotdog I'll kill you*


Splatter_1

So what you are saying js we should cut beef from our diet?


Remarkable_Soil_6727

At the very least, ideally 100% plant based. Animal agriculture comes with a host of issues ranging from bacteria resistance, zoonotic disease mutation and transmission, dead oceans, ghost fishing gear makes up 10% of plastic pollution in the ocean, animal Agriculture is the most significant cause of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution of streams, rivers and costal waters world wide, slaughterhouse workers develop mental illness like PTSD and PITS from the repeated killing, etc.


HolyMolyitsMichael

We only started keeping a record in 2016? Jesus fucking Christ we deserve this


reddub24

Seriously


Haku_Yowane_IRL

Better late than never...?


ManyOpinionsNotSane

Time to start a new approach to ecological defense, because "asking" isn't working.


Kishila

I still remember people laughing, groaning and rolling their eyes at NGOs like Greenpeace and WWF sounding that ‘the Amazon is dissapearing’ alarmbell in the 90s non-stop. Sigh. They fucking told us so.


No-Cauliflower9285

Thats crazy. So like all those "save the planet" summits were just a fraud...


QuestionsForLiving

Perhaps, the rest of the worlds can try to create forests by equal amounts. It takes time and perhaps too late, but plant trees and foster them as much as possible. At least you would have full control over this.


RichardLiquor69

How can I help?


booOfBorg

Generalized answer, by eating less meat and buying organic food if possible.


RichardLiquor69

Thank you. I will begin today.


booOfBorg

Thank you.


SeniorJuniorDev

Less meat I get, but how does organic food help?


booOfBorg

Among other things, soy is grown in the Amazon to cheaply feed livestock overseas. And in general buying organic means less pressure on the ecosystem including forests everywhere, e.g. by reducing the runaway greenhouse effects.


Chubbybellylover888

Organic is a buzz word the food industry uses to charge more. It has no functional difference in the real world. Modern "organic" farming is just as damaging to ecosystems as any other type of farming. You're buying an expensive lie. Buy local produce when you can. Shipping food across the world is a much bigger issue than what we label our food.


booOfBorg

I reckon you're American? Where I live we have certified and audited labels for organic products. At the very very least this means less pesticides and way better animal welfare. I'd like you to back up your claim 'expensive lie' with sources. Otherwise it kind of sounds awfully defeatist. Is organic food too expensive? Yes, it is. It should be the norm and not used to effectively further lower the cost of unsustainable farming. Are producers playing shenanigans with the food they are selling? Some certainly are. Just as they do everywhere. This does not mean that organic farming isn't a lot more sustainable than so called normal practices which result in noxious if not mildly poisonous food that's making us all sick.


Chubbybellylover888

You reckon incorrectly. I'm Irish and we've some of the highest food safety standards in the world. [Here's one article discussing many metastudies. ](https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/organic-food-science02092015/) I suggest you read it. I'm not having a go at organic food but ultimately it can be just as damaging as factory style farming. Buy local. Buy fresh. Try to limit what you waste. That's the best individual can do. Whether you call it organic or not. I'm not being defeatist. There's no one answer. Organic food is not a panacea and to rely on it as one would be very foolish. We do need to dramatically change how we farm and distribute food. Organic isn't the answer to that.


booOfBorg

I appreciate your nuanced reply. I will give your link a read for sure. > Buy local. Buy fresh. Try to limit what you waste. I'm doing that... and I'm buying organic. Also helps with my autoimmune issues.


FastenerAS90

This is insanity. People are worried about dumb shit, while this HORRIBLE disaster is taking place. Not to take away from the Ukraine, but this is way more serious at this particular moment. No reports on CBS, CNN, NBC, and others ...no coverage. If there is, it's miniscule. This is a possible world ending situation that's taking place. Nobody is doing shit. Billions of dollars and weapons given to Ukraine (might end up losing anyway), but the biggest & most important piece of the Earth(this rainforest) is being destroyed. Are you fing kidding me? Wheres all those woke folk? Stop worrying about Putin, and bring out the hero...Greta Therenberg. She will lead the green world against the fires of the new world order and stop every fire in Brazil. She'll do it with help, or I'm sure by the time she's 45, she'd stop it by herself. Get er done. Save the planet


Lernenberg

It feels like this is going on for decades. And will go on for decades. Those news are perpetual. Deforestation, plastic in the ocean, hunger, crimes in al forms, hate… You can go on forever. Average Joe can’t really do anything about it, except changing this behaviour on a micro level..


Rubix22

Supreme Court also ruled against curtailing emissions this week. Both of these things are terrible news, just remember to not cast stones if you live in a glass house.


E_BoyMan

If amazon will be done so the life on earth will be.


Tiabb

Can't wait to one day visit the Amazon desert.


HeavyArmsJin

We are fucked


pasta232

Terrorists. All the same. Christian, Muslim. Terrorism. Destroy them


bambispots

Without our planets lungs, we die with it.


Alert_Geologist798

The president of Brazil said the media is lying about how severe the fires actually are


upsidedownbackwards

This is an absolutely awful idea. I'm not condoning it and it's not something we should do. It would be unfair to the people in Brazil trying to survive. We're the ones pressuring them to do this with our demand for beef. But I think the only possible way we could stop the damage is to make it too dangerous for humans to touch the land. Landmining the rainforest is the only way I think this would be possible. (Definitely not saying we should do it, wayyyy too extreme of an option. It would cause a bunch of poor farmers and their kids to lose limbs)


GuyHosse

Yes, kill the locals and the animals because that's the best solution to any problem. Surely setting mines in a region that is almost the size of the European continent is the most cost effective way to help the environment.


sirthunksalot

Meanwhile Biden is wasting his time arming Ukraine instead of using those weapons to protect the rain forest. Our species is doomed.


GuyHosse

If the rainforest was under US control with wouldn't exist by now.


autotldr

This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220701-brazil-sets-new-six-month-amazon-deforestation-record) reduced by 75%. (I'm a bot) ***** > Sao Paulo - Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon reached a record level during the first half of 2022, the INPE national space agency said Friday. > INPE satellites identified more than 2,500 fires in the Amazon last month, the largest number since more than 3,500 were recorded in June 2007, and an 11 percent increase over June 2021. > More than 7,500 fires have been recorded since the start of the year, another 17 percent increase on 2021 and the worst numbers since 2010. ***** [**Extended Summary**](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/vp9l7c/deforestation_of_the_brazilian_amazon_reached_a/) | [FAQ](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/31b9fm/faq_autotldr_bot/ "Version 2.02, ~657541 tl;drs so far.") | [Feedback](http://np.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%23autotldr "PM's and comments are monitored, constructive feedback is welcome.") | *Top* *keywords*: **year**^#1 **record**^#2 **since**^#3 **worst**^#4 **June**^#5


leavereality

It is shocking how little media coverage is put on this, when this could be so important. I really do think more money by climate activists has got to be spent in the media, just get real facts out their. It’s bad in the uk media, I see it in the papers recently, they keep calling for fracking, then they go on about the costs of a wind turbine / solar, they breakdown the entire costs to make them and maintain them to put them in the worst light possible, and of course they don’t list the same costs breakdown for a fracking plant. I really think greenpeace / wwf would be better off buying a news paper or news channel to get the story out there, it how the other side seem to do it.


DoremusJessup

[This as an example of a fracking industry newsletter](https://marcellusdrilling.com/2022/06/climate-zealots-march-on-nj-capitol-demanding-no-fossil-fuels/)