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    As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/brazi...b002d8c5304952

    BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Aug 21 (Reuters) - Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his government’s image after he cut their funding.

    Environment and climate experts disputed his unfounded claim as a “smoke screen” to hide the dismantling of protections for the world’s largest tropical rainforest and said farmers clearing land were the cause of a surge in forest fires.

    Everything indicates” that NGOs are going to the Amazon to”set fire” to the forest, Bolsonaro said in a Facebook Live broadcast. When asked if he had evidence to back up his claims, he said he had “no written plan,” adding “that’s not how it’s done.”

    The former army captain turned politician said the slashing of NGO funding by his government could be a motive.
    An update to this story is that Bolsonaro has come out and said he has no proof for his blame of NGO's. Obviously that's not needed...
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    Re: As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    If anyone wants to know the importance of the amazon, check out the series One Strange Rock on Netflix.

    It's an amazing earth science series narrated by Will Smith and 8 astronauts, Chris Hadfield among them. It covers everything from the interconnectedness of planetary systems, the origins of life, the challenges involved in leaving the planet, etc. It also manages to do this without preaching any sort of agenda - just facts.

    It is all pretty awe inspiring.

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    Re: As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/brazi...b002d8c5304952



    An update to this story is that Bolsonaro has come out and said he has no proof for his blame of NGO's. Obviously that's not needed...

    So basically the TrumpBIPattiOnePuttJusta school of reasoning?
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    Re: As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    Another right wing ass-clown.

    I recommend Glenn Greenwald's articles on Brazil and Bolsonaro.

    https://theintercept.com/staff/glenn-greenwald/
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    Re: As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucidvizion View Post
    If anyone wants to know the importance of the amazon, check out the series One Strange Rock on Netflix.

    It's an amazing earth science series narrated by Will Smith and 8 astronauts, Chris Hadfield among them. It covers everything from the interconnectedness of planetary systems, the origins of life, the challenges involved in leaving the planet, etc. It also manages to do this without preaching any sort of agenda - just facts.

    It is all pretty awe inspiring.
    It's a cool show. I suppose the planet and the cosmos don't need us to have an agenda for them. They are going to be just fine despite our self destructive tendencies. The Goldilocks conditions required for our own survival are a lot more fragile. Any agenda is for our perception of what is good and just when you truly begin to appreciate how unbelievably unlikely this all is. If you read the director's comments, you see the agenda. To me, it's a noble one.
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/darre...b0decad049e083

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    Re: As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    The Earth will be fine, It will warm itself self just enough to kill its lice (Humans) and recycle the billions of decaying bodies as fertilizer.

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    Re: As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    Quote Originally Posted by Downinfloflo View Post
    The Earth will be fine, It will warm itself self just enough to kill its lice (Humans) and recycle the billions of decaying bodies as fertilizer.
    One of my favorite Carlin sets:

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    Carlin is 100% correct. And brilliant at what he did. His religion is bull**** is another classic.

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    Re: As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/im...ires-in-brazil

    seems like almost normal amount of fires.


    As of August 16, 2019, an analysis of NASA satellite data indicated that total fire activity across the Amazon basin this year has been close to the average in comparison to the past 15 years. (The Amazon spreads across Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and parts of other countries.) Though activity appears to be above average in the states of Amazonas and Rondônia, it has so far appeared below average in Mato Grosso and Pará, according to estimates from the Global Fire Emissions Database, a research project that compiles and analyzes NASA data. (Note that while the chart label says 2016, the 2019 data is listed on all of the plots as a green line. Roll your cursor over the green 2019 block below the plot to isolate the 2019 numbers.)

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    Re: As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/im...ires-in-brazil

    seems like almost normal amount of fires.


    [FONT="]As of August 16, 2019, an analysis of NASA satellite data indicated that total fire activity across the Amazon basin this year has been close to the average in comparison to the past 15 years. (The Amazon spreads across Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and parts of other countries.) Though activity appears to be above average in the states of Amazonas and Rondônia, it has so far appeared below average in Mato Grosso and Pará, according to estimates from the [/FONT]Global Fire Emissions Database,[FONT="] a research project that compiles and analyzes NASA data. (Note that while the chart label says 2016, the 2019 data is listed on all of the plots as a green line. Roll your cursor over the green 2019 block below the plot to isolate the 2019 numbers.)[/FONT]
    If you drill down into the Global Fire Emissions Database that the NASA post quotes, you’ll see that every measure from Brazil is either at the line of going from Orange to Red or is already in the Red.

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    Where is the Gores and the Suzukis of the world and all the Hollywood stars. Where is the UN. Why is the world not sending down soldiers and firefighting equiptment and just get it out. Or are they all to busy flying around the world crying about the oilsands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticatfan View Post
    Where is the Gores and the Suzukis of the world and all the Hollywood stars. Where is the UN. Why is the world not sending down soldiers and firefighting equiptment and just get it out. Or are they all to busy flying around the world crying about the oilsands.
    Bolsonaros has warned other governments to not send help and interfere with an internal Brazil matter.

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    Re: As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    Bolsonaro is a corrupt fascist *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Bolsonaros has warned other governments to not send help and interfere with an internal Brazil matter.
    It is a global matter. And wtf can he do about it, if the world wants to intervene. Time to put up or STFU.

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    Re: As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    Send in a fleet of water bombers with a military escort.

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    Re: As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    Quote Originally Posted by ticatfan View Post
    It is a global matter. And wtf can he do about it, if the world wants to intervene. Time to put up or STFU.
    Brazil is a sovereign country...

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    Re: As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    If you drill down into the Global Fire Emissions Database that the NASA post quotes, you’ll see that every measure from Brazil is either at the line of going from Orange to Red or is already in the Red.
    It’s always near or in red in August

    Scroll down to the fire maps over time

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...fire-maps.html

    last August was worse, no?

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    Re: As the World's Lungs Burn, Bolsonaros Makes Up Blame

    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    It’s always near or in red in August

    Scroll down to the fire maps over time

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...fire-maps.html

    last August was worse, no?
    Per your NY Times link:
    Scientists at Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research calculated that there were 35 percent more fires so far this year than in the average of the last eight years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Brazil is a sovereign country...
    Well they will just have to be persuaded to allow it. Let loose Trump's tarriff dogs on them. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Per your NY Times link:
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