Brazil: crisis & change. by Charles Wagley

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Published by Foreign Policy Association in [New York] .

Written in English

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  • Brazil


  • Brazil -- Politics and government.,
  • Brazil -- Social conditions.

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SeriesHeadline series,, no. 167
LC ClassificationsE744 .H43 no. 167
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p.
Number of Pages63
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Open LibraryOL5907771M
LC Control Number64007971

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A fight is brewing over the lungs of the planet. Since taking office in January, Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has overseen a surge in logging in the vast Amazon rain forest–and. The water crisis is pushing Brazil to take extreme measures to save water even Deforestation in the Amazon Basin has long been a thorn in Brazil’s side.

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While many large nations dawdled in addressing the threat, Brazil made dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions since It has emerged as one of the planet’s leading producers of sustainable biofuels, and in it launched an ambitious effort to plant.

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