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Brazil reconsiders policy on climate change

Posted by ecoshift on August 4, 2007

Brazil, Alarmed, Reconsiders Policy on Climate Change – New York Times

“MANAUS, Brazil — Alarmed at recent indications of climate change here in the Amazon and in other regions of Brazil, the government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has begun showing signs of new flexibility in the tangled, politically volatile international negotiations to limit human-caused global warming.”

Losing Forests to Fuel Cars –
Ethanol Sugarcane Threatens Brazil’s Wooded Savanna
By Sabrina Valle
Tuesday, July 31, 2007; Page D01

“Jaguars, blue macaws and giant armadillos roam the fickle landscape of Brazil’s Cerrado, a vast plateau where temperatures range from freezing to steaming hot and bushes and grasslands alternate with forests and the richest variety of flora of all the world’s savannas.

That could soon come to an end. In the past four decades, more than half of the Cerrado has been transformed by the encroachment of cattle ranchers and soybean farmers. And now another demand is quickly eating into the landscape: sugarcane, the raw material for Brazilian ethanol.”


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