Climate Scientists Hail Brazil Election Results As A Victory For ‘Humanity And Life Itself’

The fate of the Amazon Rainforest was on the ballot in Brazil’s presidential election runoff on Sunday, according to climate change experts, and with the narrow victory for former President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva over President Jair Bolsonaro, they say the Amazon and the planet won. Under Bolsonaro, deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest — the vast majority of which is illegal — has skyrocketed, diminishing the capacity for the forest to act as a “carbon sink” that absorbs carbon dioxide and causing a spike in Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions. Lula made halting deforestation a priority in his first term in office.

By Ben Adler. YahooNews. October 31. 2022.

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