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Old Today, 01:01 PM
 
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Those forests are not being burned for the benefit of the local people.
Of course not, but the slides in the article, which is what this thread is about, talks about plans to build a hydro electric plant and a bridge.
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Preserving it must be given value greater than what they would get harvesting and developing it.

But how do you do that short of taxing the air we breathe?
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Old Today, 01:06 PM
 
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Preserving it must be given value greater than what they would get harvesting and developing it.

But how do you do that short of taxing the air we breathe?
I agree preserving it would be the best option but in order to do that Brazilians would have to stay stagnant and never progress or grow from where they are. Who has the authority to tell them that's what they have to do? Is it right that the rest of the world can say NO you can't touch that land in your own country and you just have to suffice with what you have? What's the solution here?
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Old Today, 01:09 PM
 
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Those forests are not being burned for the benefit of the local people.
some of it absolutely is. a lot of these are intended to be small burns to clear land for farming or ranching.
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Old Today, 02:26 PM
 
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I agree preserving it would be the best option but in order to do that Brazilians would have to stay stagnant and never progress or grow from where they are. Who has the authority to tell them that's what they have to do? Is it right that the rest of the world can say NO you can't touch that land in your own country and you just have to suffice with what you have? What's the solution here?
If the rain forest produces 20% of oxygen, they get a 20% cut of worldwide profits(that could not exist without oxygen)?
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Old Today, 09:38 PM
 
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So Brazilians and anyone that live in or around those forests are just destined to be poor tribal forest people for all eternity?
It isn't "poor tribal forest people" who will reap any benefits from what is planned. It's rich capitalists looking to mine, clear, and control all the resources. They wish to evict the indigenous locals from the area. Of significance is those poor tribal people are fighting against the plans of their right-wing president.
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some of it absolutely is. a lot of these are intended to be small burns to clear land for farming or ranching.
Amazonian soil only lasts a few years or so under intense agriculture. Tropical forest soils are so thin and nutrient-poor they are suited to nothing but forests.
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Of course not, but the slides in the article, which is what this thread is about, talks about plans to build a hydro electric plant and a bridge.
They are attempting to chop up the forest, develop and destroy the Amazon so badly that international attempts to conserve and preserve it will be impossible.
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