Archives August 2019

Run in many places calling for protection of the Amazon forest

On August 23, in many Brazilian cities, thousands of people flocked to the streets, taking part in the rally to protect the rainforest of Amazon, which suffered from fires in time.  


In cities like Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo and Brasilia, protesters call for action to protect the Amazon forest from serious destruction. Protesters also criticized the policy on the environment of President Jair Bolsonaro, and asked the President to dismiss Environment Minister Ricardo Salles.  

Earlier, the opposition leader sent a letter requesting the impeachment of Minister Salles with allegations of his policies against the duties of an Environment minister. 

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Fires in the Amazon forest , known as the lungs of the planet, also led to protests in many other countries. Earlier, the same day, many demonstrations took place outside the embassies and consulates of Brazil in major cities such as London (England), Berlin (Germany), Madrid (Spain) and Mumbai (India). ).

Meanwhile, in France, thousands of people plan to hold a march within a radius of 30 km around the Biarritz seaside resort, where the World Leading Industry Group Summit takes place (G7) to condemn poverty and environmental damage.  

Over the past two weeks, Amazon forest fires have destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of rainforest. The international community is concerned that fires seriously affect the environment, the flora and fauna in the area are called the green lungs of the planet.

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According to official figures from the Brazilian Government, more than 76,000 forest fires have been recorded in the country for the first 8 months, the highest number since 2013, and most occur in the Amazon. Compared to the same period last year, Amazon forest fire since the beginning of the year has increased by 83%.

The exact amount of damage caused by the Amazon forest fire has yet to be determined, but the smoke covers the city of Sao Paulo and some other Brazilian cities. Meanwhile, forest fires tend to be more serious due to the current dry season, lasting until the end of October or early November, and the habit of deforestation for cultivation and cattle grazing.

Climate change could be a major factor in the 2020 US presidential election

In the aftermath of climate change, such as devastating wildfires in California, heavy rains cause floods throughout the United States and droughts devastate the entire crop in the central US, making climate change possible. The main factor in the US presidential election in 2020.


So far, only O’Rourke and Inslee’s climate plans address the general question of how to stop America’s carbon emissions. Each proposal aims to bring the United States out of dependence on fossil fuels and invest in “green jobs” for economic development. Candidate Inslee’s plan is similar to the “new green deal” in place to bring the United States completely into clean energy use by 2030. But Mr. Inslee also left the possibility of using nuclear energy – an energy industry that some environmental activists strongly oppose.

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When announcing his election plan, O’Rourke said that the biggest threat facing the United States is the problem of climate change. Meanwhile, candidate Booker said that the administration of President D. Trump has pulled the environmental protection agency, pushed back measures to protect clean air and clean water, and did not control the who pollute the environment, causing “great and painful harm to vulnerable communities”.

According to environmental groups, the implementation of a number of different proposals on climate change response shows that Democratic Party candidates are taking serious measures to prevent the warming of the earth. Charlie Jiang, a member of the “Greenpeace” group, thinks that the act of protecting the earth’s climate is a top concern of Americans in 2020. Meanwhile, May Boeve, the CEO of the organization. According to May Boeve, voters consider response to climate change a top priority in the presidential election and say they will support the boldest vision to prevent natural-use projects. Fossil fuels destroy the climate. Boeve also wishes to help candidates build an environmentally sustainable vision for the future.

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The bill passed by the House of Representatives is called the “Act for Climate Immediate Action”, prohibiting the use of federal funds in the plan to withdraw from the Agreement and forcing the President to develop a plan to implement the meaning. the US case under the Paris Agreement, which involves 26% -28% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 compared to 2005. This document received the support of 231 Congressmen, while 190 members oppose it. Of these, 3 Republican lawmakers on the Democratic Party voted in favor.

Speaking after the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the bill as urgent about ethics, economics and national security, while emphasizing the passage of the bill as the right step direction. However, the Senate – currently controlled by the Republicans – is less likely to take similar measures. However, the above action shows that climate change has become a hot issue in US politics.

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Some environmental groups also have their own recommendations and argue that anyone who is nominated to replace Mr. D. Trump in 2020 also needs to fight the fossil fuel industry and look for etching solutions. recovering from the climate crisis. In a joint statement, environmental activists said that was the reason for a full discussion focused on climate change to make it possible for candidates to come up with spending the specific and reliable plan.