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Published On: Thu, Aug 15th, 2019

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says we should ‘poop less’ to combat ‘environmental pollution’

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Friday that people “poop every other day” as a way to improve the environment, after he came under fire for a surge in deforestation of the Amazon since he came to power.

“It’s enough to eat a little less. You talk about environmental pollution. It’s enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world,” said Bolsonaro, who recently fired the head of a government agency that had reported a major increase in Amazon deforestation.

Climate alarmists point to the damage to the Amazon as part of the global warming escalation.

According to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), which tracks clear-cutting of the rainforest, around 2,254 square kilometers (870 square miles) of the Amazon were cleared in July, an increase of 278 percent from a year ago.

That followed a 90 percent increase in June compared to the year prior — figures that Bolsonaro has called “lies,” and which prompted the termination of INPE chief Ricardo Galvao on August 2.

Brazil was once heralded as a global environmental success story, but is under attack as Bolsonaro is a vocal climate change skeptic with a strongly pro-agrobusiness agenda.

photo/ Alexandra / München via pixabay

 

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