Posts Tagged 'cattle'

Bad News 1: Cattle and the World Bank

This article in The Independent last week shows very clearly how difficult it is to fight against the forces destroying the Amazon rain forest.

 For anyone who doesn’t have time to read the whole thing, the following quote might make you think: “The new report estimates that the internationally funded expansion of Brazil’s beef industry was responsible for up to 12 billion tons of CO2 emissions over the past decade – an amount comparable to two years of emissions from the US.” This is not a small, peripheral problem. It is one which represents a huge threat to the entire population of the world – and in the front line of those under immediate threat are the tribal indigenous people of the Amazon.

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