McKibben’s thoughts on Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro
August 28, 2019
Post Carbon Fellow Bill McKibben wrote an article on the fires in the Amazon and Brazil’s Trump-like president, Jair Bolsonaro.
From the article:
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This is terrifying news for Brazilians who have to breathe the smoke. And it’s terrifying for the whole planet.
For one thing, burning a forest sends a plume of carbon into the atmosphere, exacerbating global warming.
We’re already dealing this summer with massive wildfires in Alaska and Siberia and even on much-coveted Greenland, where peat deposits are apparently blazing amid record temperatures.
Another region of the world in flames doesn’t help.