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Sat May 8, 2021, 11:13 AM

Biden contemplates a climate deal with the 'Trump of the tropics'

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Source: Politico

Much of President Joe Biden’s ambitions to save the planet comes down to a delicate dance: Can he cut a deal with the Brazilian leader whose allies are slashing and burning the Amazon?

Biden may have little choice but to try — despite warnings from U.S. allies and activists inside and outside of Brazil that he cannot trust the “Trump of the tropics.”

So Biden and his climate envoy, John Kerry, have dived headlong into talks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a populist who has scoffed at the dangers of climate change even as vast swaths of the Amazon rainforest disappear on his watch.

Bolsonaro, who has often drawn comparisons to the former U.S. president, has even asked the U.S. for a $1 billion-a-year pay-off in return for pledges to stop the deforestation, while refusing demands for accountability. That proposal has fallen flat with the United States.



Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/08/biden-amazon-bolsonaro-485836

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 02:26 PM

1. It's an empty offer

Best to not count on the Amazon at this point. They will just cut it all down whenever they feel like it. Plant trees elsewhere.

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Sat May 8, 2021, 03:07 PM

2. *LOCKING*

Host consensus is this is analysis/opinion so it doesn't adhere to the SOP:

No analysis or opinion pieces

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