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Thread: Rightwing sets sights on the Amazon forest

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    Default Rightwing sets sights on the Amazon forest

    My theory: of all human demographic groups, indigenous people are the most committed and most proactive in trying to impede environmental degradation.

    Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazil government

    XINGU INDIGENOUS PARK, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian indigenous leaders began a four-day tribal gathering in the Amazon on Tuesday to plan their opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s push to open their reservations for commercial mining and agriculture.

    Protected tribal lands have seen increasing invasions by illegal loggers and miners since Bolsonaro became president last year, leading to a rise in deforestation, fires and deadly clashes on several reservations.

    Bolsonaro has vowed to integrate Brazil’s roughly 900,000 indigenous people into the broader economy and society, while tapping the mineral riches and commercial farming potential of their 462 reservations.

    Environmentalists say such a move will speed up clearing of the Amazon jungle, the world’s largest tropical rainforest, which is considered vital for slowing global climate change.

    “The riches Bolsonaro speaks of are white man’s riches, to buy cars and planes and ranches. Our riches are in the forest and the rivers here,” Kayapó tribe leader Megaron Txucarramãe told Reuters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    My theory: of all human demographic groups, indigenous people are the most committed and most proactive in trying to impede environmental degradation.
    This will do serious damage to our planet.
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    They probably want to pave the Amazon to make a parking lot
    Margot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    This will do serious damage to our planet.
    Too right you are. Amazon rain forest soaks up a lot of CO2.
    Not to mention the collective degradation to the ecosystems and lifeways of indigenous people by having a free-for-all on logging and mining. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    This will do serious damage to our planet.
    The planet is pretty much screwed until modern man has a massive apocalypse wiping out 99.8% of the population so the planet,plants and animals can survive!
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