A truly doleful day for planet Earth

Extreme right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been elected as the next president of Brazil.

Along with his support for torture, calls to shoot political opponents, relentless attacks on the LGBTI community, this election spells disaster for the Amazon rainforest.

With current deforestation rates at around 4,575km2/year….this is expected to surge to an astounding 25,600km2 within this year as Brazil remove environmental regulations and join the US in pulling out of the Paris agreement

…A truly doleful day for planet Earth

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