Enjoy the Deforestation, Brazil!

A curious but very interesting article in today’s Financial Times reporting what seems to be the potential demise of Brazil’s Amazon rain forest at the hands of the country’s new President Jair Bolsonaro. According to the FT citing research by Brazil’s space agency, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE): Some 3,170 square kilometres of…

Six products for your Christmas list care of NRDC

The National Resource Defense Council has made a list of six products that they recommend people avoid buying associating the products they decry as contributing deforestation in Latin America and (you guessed it) global warming because each of the items involves lots of carbon emissions to produce them. The list of six items are: 1)…

Deforestation, global warming and blaming humans first

BBC reported that Brazil is experiencing the worst drought in decades and has attributed the drought to the deforestation the Amazon rainforest is experiencing. However, what is curious is that the Brazilian government announced that the rainforest has experienced the lowest level of deforestation in 25 years. Naturally, environmentalists with the World Wide Fund shot…