Stop Eco-Apartheid: The Left's Challenge in Bolsonaro's Brazil

Stop Eco-Apartheid: The Left's Challenge in Bolsonaro's Brazil <p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>The horrors threatened by Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil&apos;s new president, are compounded by the global climate stakes of a potential war on the Amazon. Roberto Schaeffer, a leading energy and environment scholar based in Rio de Janeiro, told me, "It could not be worse. Donald Trump would be a blessing for Brazil right now." Bolsonaro has promised an orgy of destructive new development in the embattled Amazon rainforest, which would release gigatons of heat-trapping carbon. But the backlash has already begun. Brazilian social movements are mobilizing, and even key pro-Bolsonaro business leaders are telling him to back off on deforestation. This combined economic and environmental battle isn&apos;t a sideshow—it&apos;s the new center stage.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dissent University of Pennsylvania Press

Stop Eco-Apartheid: The Left&apos;s Challenge in Bolsonaro&apos;s Brazil

Dissent, Volume 66 (1) – Jan 10, 2019

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<p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>The horrors threatened by Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil&apos;s new president, are compounded by the global climate stakes of a potential war on the Amazon. Roberto Schaeffer, a leading energy and environment scholar based in Rio de Janeiro, told me, "It could not be worse. Donald Trump would be a blessing for Brazil right now." Bolsonaro has promised an orgy of destructive new development in the embattled Amazon rainforest, which would release gigatons of heat-trapping carbon. But the backlash has already begun. Brazilian social movements are mobilizing, and even key pro-Bolsonaro business leaders are telling him to back off on deforestation. This combined economic and environmental battle isn&apos;t a sideshow—it&apos;s the new center stage.</p>

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