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Germany will suspend 35 million euros in Amazon preservation funds sent to Brazil citing increasing deforestation which surged 67% in the first seven months of the year, Brazilian media outlets reported on Saturday.

Germany will droop 35 million euros in Amazon preservation funds despatched to Brazil citing growing deforestation which surged 67% within the first seven months of the yr, Brazilian media retailers reported on Saturday.

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  1. Smart move. Bolsonaro has demonstrated total contempt for conservation so the funds would likely be embezzled.

  2. Brazil should be sanctioned for deforestation. This catastrophe will be a knock out punch for global warming. We should be planting trees, not cutting them down at alarming rates.

  3. EU needs to boycott Brazilian beef or whatever they are cutting down forest to produce. The demand is causing the deforestation.

  4. We all knew Bolsonaro would be a clusterfuck like Trump.

    So sad to see voters allowing such idiots to have access to power.

  5. How much money is the deforestation creating for Brazilian businesses?

    I’d bet it’s more than 35 million euros.

    I don’t see this causing much change (although I wish it would)

  6. Isn’t it messed up that I now think of the company first when I hear the word Amazon?

  7. 278% comparing to July of last year.

  8. Other countries should follow suit if they haven’t already.

  9. Bolsonaro is a total piece of shit.

  10. Brazil is the only country in the South Region of America destroying the Amazon. Every single other country in the South Region of America is against the destruction. Venezuela is one of the biggest advocates for saving the Amazon, actually.

  11. I think we should sanction Brazil to hell and back until Jair is ousted.

  12. Isn’t that like pocket change though

  13. Good start, but Germany should also sanction Brazilian because approximately 80% of Amazon deforestation is from cattle ranching, Europe and Asia are where most of it goes.

  14. Good on Germany.
    Bolsonaro is a f*****g joke.

  15. I swear Germany is that one friend who got absolutely trashed at the party and then shows up day after helping to clean and buying everybody breakfast

  16. Soybeans are Brazil’s largest export, by a huge margin. Soybeans farming is one of the driving causes of Amazon deforestation. 80% of Brazil’s soybeans are used as livestock feed.

    You know what we have to do. You just don’t like it.

    Stop. Eating. So. Much. Meat.

    The IPCC has been banging on about this for weeks after their latest report. We can’t keep eating so much meat and expecting things to get better. Our demand in the West for relatively extravagant lifestyles, particularly what we eat, is driving this deforestation. By all means pressure your local representatives to take a stand against deforestation, but put your money where your mouth is. Stop being part of the problem. Eat less meat.

  17. FUking form a team with the rest of the west and tariff the shit out of them until they stop, its not rocket science

  18. Is there any way to get this Bolsonaro out of office? This is absurd.

  19. is that a lot? that doesn’t sound like a lot

  20. On top of that the EU should block beef and such stuff from Brazil completely. The stuff that ends up in German supermarkets is too cheap and grown under shady circumstances, tastes like crap and on top is very bad for the environment.

  21. My first thought after reading the title

    Jeff Bezos bought a rainforest?

  22. >Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain elected last year, has long been skeptical of environmental issues, and has repeatedly said the Amazon is a resource that belongs to Brazil, which Brazilians should choose how to administer.

    One, how many Brazilians are really given the choice to administer, and two, if that is truly their wish then they can exercise that right without foreign funds supplied to do the opposite.

  23. How is it still possibly for some clown to unilaterally decide to sell of a global asset like the Amazon? Surely there should be some oversight by the UN or some other international body

  24. I think we should do the opposite.
    The entire world benefits from Amazon right ? And Brazil is not a rich country with a flaming economy. And in the past, we – Europeans at least – massively deforested our continents too (but yes, we did not know the consequences as we know them now)

    So we (every other country) could ask Bolsonaro how much money his country makes from deforestation and pay him this price or even more if he stops it.

    That shouldn’t be a solution in an ideal world where Bolsonaro and his greedy friends understand that their action is detrimental in the long run, but from a pragmatical point of view I don’t see a better solution than this one…

    I think cutting subventions will give him an excuse to keep on doing it.

  25. Good. Hit em were it hurts. They need to understand that cutting down the lungs of the world will be anything but profitable for them.

  26. A fun exercise is looking at the Amazon on Google Maps satellite.

    Fucking depressing.

  27. This is good but should Germany be the ones to point the finger though ? I know that the deforestation in the Amazon is far, far worse but Hambach Forest ?

    It just annoys that some countries shit in their own back yards (like where I live Australia) yet get to point the finger at others doing the same

  28. Why is Brazil not being sanctioned to hell at least or occupied by force at a worst case? This is a crime against humanity. We kind of need air no matter what country you live in

  29. You know bolsanaro is shitty, but expecting a 3rd world county to not advance is also shitty.

    Conservation of the Amazon won’t take care of Brazilians and expecting them to be martyars for it is idiotic.

    If we want the Amazon saved, we should pay for it to be more profitable than logging

  30. Thats the second time I’ve mixed up my amazons and got the wrong one in my head.
    Germany were not having a go at Jeff Bezos….

  31. Shouldn’t stop there. Sanctions are effective. Blacklist all involved mining and logging companies from trade and financial transactions.

  32. since the fate of the Amazon has an impact on all of us with it playing a massive part in producing oxygen and eating up carbon dioxide (among other things), why don’t we threaten them with war? as much as i would normally be against something like this, the idiot Bolsonaro could cause the downfall of humanity.

  33. Quite sad how Brasil is destroying its only contribution to the world…

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