Jair Bolsonaro – Enemy of the Amazon – Sao Paulo Video



published: 2018-11-02 16:04:23

Newly elected President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro holds the future of the world’s largest rainforest in his hands. His plans for it put us all in jeopardy. 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: JOEL BACH and DREW MAGRATTEN
WRITER: DREW MAGRATTEN
SCRIPT EDITORS: JOEL BACH, MAGGIE BADORE, JOSH FUTTERSAK and MATT ROSENBAUM
VIDEO EDITOR: ETHAN DAVID

SOURCES:
[i] VOX.com. Jair Bolsonaro, right-wing firebrand, wins Brazil’s presidential election. Oct 29 2018. https://www.vox.com/2018/10/29/18037530/jair-bolsonaro-brazil-president-elections
[ii] Motherboard.VICE.com. Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil Is a Disaster for the Amazon and Global Climate Change. Oct 29 2018. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/43ejw3/jair-bolsonaros-brazil-is-a-disaster-for-the-amazon-and-global-climate-change
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] NYTimes.com.What Jair Bolsonaro’s Victory Could Mean for the Amazon, and the Planet. Oct 17 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/climate/brazil-election-amazon-environment.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] BloombergEnvironment.com. Brazil’s New President Awakens Fears for Amazon, the Environment. Oct 29 2018. https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/brazils-new-president-awakens-fears-for-amazon-the-environment
[viia] BBC.com. Amazon: Lungs of the planet. Nov 18 2014. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130226-amazon-lungs-of-the-planet
[viib] Years of Living Dangerously. Ep. 203: Battle in the Forest. Nov 16 2016.
[viii] Science. Amazon rainforest ability to soak up carbon dioxide is falling. Mar 18 2015. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/03/amazon-rainforest-ability-soak-carbon-dioxide-falling
[ix] ClimateChangeNews.com. Amazon forest fires pushing climate change ‘beyond human control.’ May 10 2017.

Amazon forest fires pushing climate change ‘beyond human control’


[x] GlobalForestAtlas.Yale.Edu. Forest Governance – Brazil. Accessed: Oct 29 2018. https://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/amazon/forest-governance/brazil
[xia] GlobalForestAtlas.Yale.Edu.Forest Monitoring. Accessed: Oct 29 2018. https://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/conservation/forest-monitoring
[xib] TheGlobeandMail.com. The ROAD. Jan 26 2018. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/amazon-rainforest-deforestation-crisis/article37722932/
[xiia] News.Mongabay.com. Brazil to crackdown on illegal logging says Environment Minister. Aug 9 2005. https://news.mongabay.com/2005/08/brazil-to-crackdown-on-illegal-logging-says-environment-minister/
[xiib] VOX.com. Brazil’s recent fight against deforestation has been a huge success. Jun 14 2014. https://www.vox.com/2014/6/14/5808548/brazils-fight-against-deforestation-has-been-a-surprising-success
[xiic] News.Mongabay.com. Amazon deforestation in Brazil falls 29% for 2007. Aug 13 2007. https://news.mongabay.com/2007/08/amazon-deforestation-in-brazil-falls-29-for-2007/
[xiii] Mongabay. A cost-benefit analysis of securing indigenous land rights in the Amazon. Oct 11 2016. https://news.mongabay.com/2016/10/a-cost-benefit-analysis-of-securing-indigenous-land-rights-in-the-amazon/
[xiv] WRI.org. Will Brazil Meet Its Climate Targets? Jul 7 2017. https://www.wri.org/blog/2017/07/will-brazil-meet-its-climate-targets
[xv] NYTimes.com.What Jair Bolsonaro’s Victory Could Mean for the Amazon, and the Planet. Oct 17 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/climate/brazil-election-amazon-environment.html
[xvi] Ibid.
[xvii] CNBC.com. The ‘unbeauty contest’: All you need to know as Brazilian voters prepare for an election showdown. Oct 206 2018. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/26/brazil-election-all-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-the-vote.html
[xviiia] Reuters.com. Brazil, home of Amazon, rolls back environmental protection. May 15 2017. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-environment/brazil-home-of-amazon-rolls-back-environmental-protection-idUSKCN18B21P
[xviiib] FT.com. Brazil: Rainforest pays the price for the country’s crisis. Jan 16 2018. https://www.ft.com/content/971f03aa-f9e0-11e7-9b32-d7d59aace167
[xixa] IEA.org. Tracking Progress: Transport. May 16 2017. https://www.iea.org/etp/tracking2017/transport/
[xixb] CFR.org. Deforestation and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions. Dec 21 2009. https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/deforestation-and-greenhouse-gas-emissions
[xixc] EDF.org. Measuring Carbon Emissions from Tropical Deforestation: An Overview. Accessed Oct 30 2018. https://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/10333_Measuring_Carbon_Emissions_from_Tropical_Deforestation–An_Overview.pdf

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  1. That 3:06 was powerful! You should do that more in videos to counter the cognitive foresight problem.

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  2. In the real world the elections are between two bad guys and the bad guy always win. (Is Mrs. "Can we just drone that guy" still thinking of running again?)

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  3. Thank you for this video, a lovely summary of how it really is.

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  4. Is money the only thing that guides these people? Is there a Cabal we don't know about in this world?

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  5. Not only the butchering of the Amazon itself but also genocide of the Indigenous people as their tribal homeland is stolen and violated from under their feet. they've no other place to go and their land is sacred with the spirits of their ancestors. The inhumanity is something I just cannot get over

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  6. What a big load of crap! I really hope Bolsonaro files a lawsuit agains this ridiculous "project". Didn't even have the decency to show his actual speech with subtitles, just sad music and completely muted him 🤔 what are they afraid of? To show the truth, that he is NOT an environmental monster? This video is begging for huge lawsuit. Lies! What is your agenda?

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  7. You do not know nothing about him!

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  8. So much for bringing a kiddo into this world…

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  9. Please don't follow in the footsteps of Indonesia. So sad for the entire world that a small group of men can dictate our fate for their personal avarice.

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