We are witnessing the demise of a sacred and holy ecosystem in the Brazilian Amazon. Through an accident of geography, ecology and history the Brazilian government finds itself the custodian of the most important terrestrial ecosystem on the Earth. And they are failing miserably in their custodial duties. Loss of the Amazon as a large, contiguous whole ecosystem will damn the Earth to an ecological collapse.
CLIMATE CHANGE: Deforestation Inflates Inventory of Gases in Brazil
Brazil is responsible for three percent of global emissions of greenhouse gases, and tropical deforestation is to blame for three-fourths of the country's emissions.