Mr Bolsonaro’s comment came after the journalist quoted reports saying deforestation and agriculture were responsible for a quarter of the planet’s greenhouse effect. “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,” he said. […]
Scientists say the Amazon has suffered losses at an accelerated rate since Mr Bolsonaro took office in January, with policies that favour development over conservation.
Brazil’s space agency data showed an 88% increase in deforestation in June compared with the same month a year ago. As the largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon is a vital carbon store that slows down the pace of global warming.