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Amazon fires: Merkel and Macron urge G7 to debate 'emergency' - BBC News
Satellite data published by the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) has shown an increase of 85% this year in fires across Brazil, most of them in the Amazon region.

Conservationists say Mr Bolsonaro has encouraged loggers and farmers to clear the land.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-49433767 - The Amazon in Brazil is on fire - how bad is it?

http://bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-49450925 - Amazon rainforest fires: Ten readers' questions answered
Amazon  Amazonas  Rainforest  Brazil  Bolsonaro  Soya  G7  G20  Klimakatastrophe  climatecatastrophe  meat 
23 days ago by asterisk2a
Brazil: huge rise in Amazon destruction under Bolsonaro, figures show | World news | The Guardian
Monthly deforestation up 88.4% compared with a year ago
Brazil pressured to protect Amazon under trade deal terms
Mercosur  Brazil  Regenwald  rainforest  Amazonas  Bolsonaro  Klimakatastrophe  climatechange  climate  catastrophe 
10 weeks ago by asterisk2a
EU und Mercosur: Warum Jair Bolsonaro plötzlich für den Freihandel ist - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Dabei hatte kaum jemand mehr so richtig daran geglaubt, dass sich die Parteien dies- und jenseits des Atlantiks nochmal zusammenfinden. Aber plötzlich zeigten vor allem die Big Player Argentinien und Brasilien ungewohnte Einigkeit und machten so das Freihandelsabkommen möglich. Der Einigungswille ist politischem Kalkül und den jeweiligen nationalen Nöten geschuldet, aber auch der Einsicht, dass man sich auf dem Wüterich im Weißen Haus nicht verlassen kann.

Selbst Brasiliens rechtsradikaler Staatschef Jair Bolsonaro geht vorsichtig auf Distanz zu den USA und Donald Trump. So ist das Abkommen auch ein klares Zeichen aus Lateinamerika an den US-Präsidenten, der die Nafta mit Mexiko und Kanada aufgekündigt und dem Nachbarn neue Konditionen aufgedrückt hat. Die Region will weiter offene Märkte und faire Konditionen.

Umweltschützer warnen schon jetzt: Die neuen Absatzmärkte für Fleisch- und Sojaexporte könnten zur Folge haben, dass die Weide- und Anbauflächen erweitert werden - und dafür der Regenwald im Amazonas dran glauben muss.
Mercosur  FTA  free  trade  agreement  EU  NAFTA  CETA  Brexit  Brazil  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  UK  Bolsonaro  Mexico  Canada  Amazonas  Amazon  Regenwald  deforestation  Soya  beef  environment 
11 weeks ago by asterisk2a
He’s been president a week – and already Bolsonaro is damaging Brazil | Eliane Brum | Opinion | The Guardian
The goal is to make more forest land available for capitalist speculation: cattle, soybeans, mining, and major construction projects.
Brazil  Amazonas  Bolsonaro  rainforest 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
Jair Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon rainforest protections | World news | The Guardian
Executive order transfers regulation and creation of indigenous reserves to agriculture ministry controlled by agribusiness lobby
Bolsonaro  Rainforest  Amazonas 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop | Environment | The Guardian
Potential feedback loops, or tipping points, have long been suspected to exist by scientists, and there is some evidence for them in the geological record. What appears to happen is that once warming reaches a certain point, these natural biological factors kick in and can lead to a runaway, and potentially unstoppable, increase in warming. >> Alaska, Siberian Tundra, North South Poles, Brazil Amazon Forest showed in new research, on balance, the Amazonas is a carbon emitter.
Klimakatastrophe  tipping  point  Climatecatastrophe  climate  change  climatechange  globalwarming  global  warming  Amazonas  Alaska  Tundra  Siberia 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Brazil's worst month ever for forest fires blamed on human activity | World news | The Guardian
September saw more fires than any month on record, as experts say uptick is due to expansion of agriculture and reduction of oversight and surveillance //&! Researchers found that forest areas in South America, Africa and Asia – which have until recently played a key role in absorbing greenhouse gases – are now releasing 425 teragrams of carbon annually, which is more than all the traffic in the United States. - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/28/alarm-as-study-reveals-worlds-tropical-forests-are-huge-carbon-emission-source
Brazil  Amazonas  deforestation  wildfire  drought  Klimakatastrophe  Climatecatastrophe  global  warming  globalwarming  climatechange  climate  change  carbonemission  carbonfootprint  food–industrial  self-regulation  Regulation  regulators  Soya  sustainability  sustainable  Cowspiracy  Palm  Oil 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction | Environment | The Guardian
Palm oil plantations on illegally deforested land in Sumatra – home to elephants, orangutans and tigers – have allegedly been used to supply scores of household brands, says new report
palm  oil  deforestation  soil  erosion  climate  change  global  warming  climatechange  globalwarming  drought  Brazil  Amazon  rain  forest  rainforest  Sumatra  Congo  Afrika  Asia  Amazonas  profit  maximisation  sustainability  sustainable  mass  extinction 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Warning: your festive meal could be more damaging than a long-haul flight | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/meat-industry - A kilogramme of beef protein reared on a British hill farm can generate the equivalent of 643kg of carbon dioxide. A kilogramme of lamb protein produced in the same place can generate 749kg. One kilo of protein from either source, in other words, causes more greenhouse gas emissions than a passenger flying from London to New York. //&! http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/23/eat-less-red-meat-and-cycle-more-for-your-and-the-planets-health // [...] I’m not suggesting that you eat no meat or other animal products. I am suggesting that we should all eat far less. Save the splurge for Christmas. And even then, choose carefully. [ Reductarian ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
The rainforests hold the key to taming El Niño's destruction | Environment | The Guardian
Healthy forests protect our climate and moderate our weather. As the ‘Godzilla’ El Niño builds in the weeks ahead of Paris talks, it is a timely warning that deforestation is partly to blame for its impacts
deforestation  soil  erosion  flash  floods  flooding  water  scarcity  water  security  Amazonas  El  Nino  climate  change  global  warming  extreme  weather  weather  extreme 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
World's largest ecological study aims to make palm oil wildlife-friendly | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian
[ refined oil, free oil = bad for health. oil is not a health food, its not even a food it has no nutrition. its empty calories. it has same clogging factor ar any other oil or animal fat ( https://www.youtube.com/user/headveg/search?query=oil ). its about whole-foods bland-based diet! Vegan. IF you buy peanut butter, buy without added salt, sugar, oil, organic! its consumer choices that make a difference! or make your small batch own with food processor! w mixed nuts & seeds bag and peanuts 1/3 - 1/4 ] A new palm oil plantation in Borneo, Malaysia, is being used by researchers to study ways of retaining endangered wildlife, including the orangutan //&! see also Delicious entry under Fish Industry - "Is it OK to eat farmed salmon now? | Environment | The Guardian theguardian.com"
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
This growing migration crisis is the canary in the mine on climate change | Mahmoud Solh | Global development | The Guardian
[ its a national security issue ] Conflict in the Middle East forces people to flee, but so does drought, destroying crops and livelihoods. We must invest in science for sustainable agriculture
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Dawn timber-laundering raids cast doubt on 'sustainable' Brazilian wood | Environment | The Guardian
Police investigating suspected environmental scams swoop on state officials and businessmen in Amazon area known for woods used in furniture and decking // Kyoto protocol's carbon credit scheme ‘increased emissions by 600m tonnes’ - Major UNFCCC carbon trading scheme hit by serious corruption allegations involving organised crime in Russia and Ukraine - bit.ly/1ERfAA6 - &! bit.ly/1hDsjlm - Klimaschutz-Zertifikate: Die Gelddruckmaschine - Der Zertifikate-Handel war mal eine gute Idee: Das Klima sollte davon profitieren. Doch tatsächlich bereicherten sich oft nur Geschäftemacher. Eine Studie zeigt, wie dreist bei internationalen Klimaschutzprojekten getrickst wurde.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Could you give up meat for one day? - BBC News
A new campaign is asking us to give up meat for a day - claiming it is damaging both our health and that of the planet. A report by the environmental group the Carbon Trust says that rearing livestock uses up far more resources than producing other types of food, and it is becoming unsustainable. John Maguire reports. // http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sue-dibb/world-meat-free-day_b_7588484.html // paying double the price; one is health and attributed cost for all, and two, price of global warming and its direct and indirect effects (ie food security) as well as pollution (ecological and environmental disaster).
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Brasilien: Wasser-Krise in Rio de Janeiro und São Paulo - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Schuld an der Wasserkrise ist nicht der Bürger, der sein Auto wäscht", sagt auch der Klimaforscher Alexandre Costa von der Universität Caéra. "Der weitaus größere Verschwender ist die industrialisierte Landwirtschaft. Sie allein verbraucht 70 Prozent des Trinkwassers." Die Agro-Industrie ist Brasiliens wichtigster Wirtschaftszweig Sie produziert großflächig Soja, Mais und betreibt Viehzucht. 2014 exportierte sie Agrargüter im Wert von knapp 85 Milliarden Euro. Und sie ist verantwortlich für 88 Prozent der Zunahme beim Wasserverbrauch in den vergangenen vier Jahren - die Bevölkerung für zwei Prozent, bilanziert Forscher Costa. Doch es gibt wohl noch einen weiteren Grund der Wassermisere. Forscher wie Costa warnen schon lange vor klimatischen Veränderungen. Entgegen der offiziellen Linie der brasilianischen Regierung sehen sie einen Zusammenhang zwischen ausbleibenden Regenfällen im Südosten und der Abholzung des Regenwalds 3000 Kilometer entfernt im Amazonas.
Brazil  drought  Amazon  Amazonas  deforestation  unintended  consequences  complexity  climate  science  climate  system  industrial  agriculture  agriculture  industry  mono  agriculture  omnivore  Vegan  industrial  policy  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  climate  change  global  warming  climate  crisis  democracy  No  Representation  policy  folly  policy  error  Lobbying  lobbyist  lobby  crony  capitalism  exploitation  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  Latin  America  Africa  water  security  water  rights  water  scarcity  water  supply  drinking  water  history  humanitarian  crisis  humanity 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event
In a new review of scientific literature and analysis of data published in Science, an international team of scientists cautions that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event. [...] And while previous extinctions have been driven by natural planetary transformations or catastrophic asteroid strikes, the current die-off can be associated to human activity, a situation that the lead author Rodolfo Dirzo, a professor of biology at Stanford, designates an era of "Anthropocene defaunation." // Book http://bit.ly/M47bEd "our own downfall at our own hands. Domino's are falling." - Guardian Series: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/series/sixth-extinction || http://bit.ly/1jzy1Ol Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Carbon loss from tropical forests 'underestimated'
+ http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/habitats/Tropical_and_subtropical_moist_broadleaf_forests + big-leaf mahagony tree supports huge bio diversity in rainforests. is threatened to be extinct. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swietenia_macrophylla || have to stop importing precious threatened wood - and use only sustainable resources (trees that grow faster ... than mahogany) --- google.co.uk/search?q=imports+of+mahogany&
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june 2014 by asterisk2a

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