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President in a disastrous denial

One of the tactics with disastrous consequences.

How to describe the professor of Global Development at the UNIVERSITY of copenhagen Ida Theilade the brazilian president's recent statements.

He said Tuesday in a speech that it is a lie that the Amazon rainforest is burning.

this is despite The fact that data from Brazil shows more than 10,000 fires this year.

It was the same as he did last year. Denied his own agency's figures. It seems like his tactics, " says Ida Theilade and continues:

Gradually, then you are in the good satellite data, that it is very difficult to speak against what you can see from the room.

the Picture is from august 2020. The period in which the brazilian president claimed that the country's rainforests do not burn. Photo: Rogerio Florentino/Ritzau Scanpix

The brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has previously stated that he would 'open the Amazon'.

It meant skovafbrændinger, more agriculture, and the persecution of the local population, according to the Ida Theilade.

- The indigenous peoples in Brazil are really suffering for the time being. They are being displaced by violent attacks and the murder of environmentalists. All that we knew, from before Brazil put the exchange rate in the 1980s and actually protected the Amazon. It went really well, until Bolsonaro came to, she says.

the Murder of environmentalists in Brazil are previously documented.

DR wrote in september last year on Ivanete dos Santos Brito, whose husband was shot in a dispute about land. He was an activist and environmentalist.

212 klimaaktivister was in 2019 murdered in the country, according to a report from the environmental NGO Global Witness.

Large parts of the Amazon are being burned to clear areas for agriculture. Photo: Ueslei Marcelino/Ritzau Scanpix

the forest Fires in the Amazon basin are also of great importance for the climate, describes the Ida Theilade.

- One says that roughly 20 percent of anthropogenic greenhouse gases comes from the destruction and burning of tropical forests. So it has a big footprint on climate change.

She also describes that if you do not get stopped the destruction of tropical forests in Indonesia, central Africa and the Amazon, so will the Paris agreement could not be reached.

An agreement, which Brazil in 2019 in the so-called Brasilia declaration reaffirmed their obligation to pay for.

President Jair Bolsonaro has in the past threatened to withdraw Brazil from the agreement.

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