Amazon rainforest burning, far-right Brazilian Bolsonaro fiddling


This 22 August 2019 video says about itself:

Bolsonaro blames Amazon rainforest wildfires on green groups | DW News

Brazil‘s right wing president Jair Bolsonaro says non-governmental organisations may have intentionally started wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to embarrass him and his government. He offered no evidence to back up his claim.

The truth is that Bolsonaro‘s rich supporters start many of these fires: ranchers wanting to replace the rainforest with agribusiness for them to get even richer. To do that, the Bolsonaro supporters murder native Americans living in the forest; inspired by Bolsonaro’s anti-native Brazilian rhetoric and policies.

According to Brazil’s space agency, a record number of almost 73,000 forest fires were recorded in the country already this year. The Amazon forest produces one-fifth of the world’s oxygen and absorbs one-quarter of all the CO2 taken in by the earth’s forests. Losing the Amazon rainforest could mean losing one of the world’s greatest natural defenses against climate change.

This Instagram post by Dutch model Doutzen Kroes gives more honest information on the Amazon fires than environmentalists-smearing Bolsonaro does. One point of criticism: Ms Kroes writes about ‘farmers’ starting the fires. While better names for these rich people are ranchers, big landowners, landlords.

This 17 August 2019 video is called Brazil’s Bolsonaro Permitting “Brutal, Fast” Decimation of Amazon Rainforest.

This 22 August 2019 video shows that, contrary to Bolsonaro, the left-wing government of neighbouring Bolivia is acting against the wildfires in its part of the Amazon.

This 23 August 2019 musical parody video from Britain is called O Prodígio – Fire Starter (Bolsonaro as The Prodigy).

It is a parody of the The Prodigy song Fire Starter.

It says about itself:

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is O Prodígio on Amazon-burning new single, “Fire Starter”.

LYRICS:

Fuck you, I am Jair Bolsonaro

I’m the trouble starter, tree incinerator
Eco genocider, fuck you birds and spiders!
I’m a firestarter, death to Amazonia
I’m a firestarter, liberals I’ve owned ya!
I’m a firestarter – okay, send in the farmers!

Fuck indingenous people, so what if it’s not legal?
They should use their tears to put out Jair’s fires
I’m a firestarter for the agricultural sector
Eco genocider, carbon dioxider
Get used to CO2, soon there will be no you

Fuck you all!

Now, after a storm of indignation all over the world, Bolsonaro has given in somewhat. He says he will send the army to the Amazon to fight fires.

Here is a video about Latin Americans demonstrating against Bolsonaro’s fires.

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    #Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: The lungs of the Earth are in flames. 🔥 The Brazilian Amazon—home to 1 million Indigenous people and 3 million species—has been burning for more than two weeks straight. There have been 74,000 fires in the Brazilian Amazon since the beginning of this year—a staggering 84% increase over the same period last year (National Institute for Space Research, Brazil). Scientists and conservationists attribute the accelerating deforestation to President Jair Bolsonaro, who issued an open invitation to loggers and farmers to clear the land after taking office in January.⁣ ⁣ The largest rainforest in the world is a critical piece of the global climate solution. Without the Amazon, we cannot keep the Earth’s warming in check. ⁣ ⁣ The Amazon needs more than our prayers. So what can YOU do?⁣ ⁣ ✔ As an emergency response, donate to frontline Amazon groups working to defend the forest. ⁣ ✔ Consider becoming a regular supporter of the Rainforest Alliance’s community forestry initiatives across the world’s most vulnerable tropical forests, including the Amazon; this approach is by far the most effective defense against deforestation and natural forest fires, but it requires deep, long-term collaboration between the communities and the public and private sectors. ✔ Stay on top of this story and keep sharing posts, tagging news agencies and influencers. ⁣ ✔ Be a conscious consumer, taking care to support companies committed to responsible supply chains.⁣ Eliminate or reduce consumption of beef; cattle ranching is one of the primary drivers of Amazon deforestation. ✔ When election time comes, VOTE for leaders who understand the urgency of our climate crisis and are willing to take bold action—including strong governance and forward-thinking policy.⁣ ⁣ #RainforestAlliance #SaveTheAmazon #PrayForAmazonia #AmazonRainforest #ActOnClimate #ForestsResist #ClimateCrisis 📸: @mohsinkazmitakespictures / Windy.com

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