So when Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro was told that the rate of deforestation of the Amazon in Brazil this year increased by 278%, for the same period last year, he came out with his own life-altering-full-of-crap (pun intended) statement.
“It’s enough to eat a little less… It’s enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world,”
Jair Bolsonaro via BBC
Before he spoke to the press, he had already fired the head of Brazil’s National Space Research Institute, the agency responsible for reporting the increase in deforestation.
Brazil is home to 60% of the Amazon.
By cutting down the Amazon, the world will face accelerated climate change and an increase in carbon storage.
Mr. Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, who just assumed his position earlier this year has been known to be vocal and has controversial ideas in many issues.
Currently, the Brazillian government is sacrificing the Amazon jungles to make way for new pastures for cattle.
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