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Shameful and Outrageous': New Satellite Data Reveals Brazilian Amazon Deforestation at 12-Year High

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/01/shameful-and-outrageous-new-satellite-data-reveals-brazilian-amazon-deforestation-12

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Western “civilization” is bullshit. Sure, the music, literature and art are great, but the dominate all mentality is bullshit. The indigenous Peoples of the world know humility before the Planet and know how to live in Harmony with Her. That is civilization.

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Humanity is on track to learn some humility the hard way, and it’s doubtful our civilization will survive the lesson.

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This would be a good use of sanctions; as Brazil depends on the US economically. Strangle their logging and agriculture industry until they clean up their act. I won’t hold my breath.

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Oligarchs depend on the ecological rape of the Amazon, American government now exists exclusively to serve oligarchs, there will be no sanctions.

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This is a crime against all living beings and, yes, ecocide must become illegal. Only people without a conscience can sleep at night after destroying the lungs of Mother Earth.

Mass disruptions are in order starting in Brazil and moving up North to US America and then across the globe.

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The UN must declare deforestation to be an international crime punishable by natural life at hard labor, planting trees, for those who order it, no parole or “compassionate” release.

It’s going to kill us all, otherwise.

Maybe even make it an affirmative defense to a murder charge to show that the victim was the one who ordered and will profit from the tree-killing.

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Matthew, “civilizations” have come and gone but this destruction will reduce a once paradise to a veritable hell where not much will grow let alone thrive. It is about Life.

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So, we’re taking oxygen out of the air, and replacing it with CO2?

That can’t end well.

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And look what’s happening in Canada:

~https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/02/canada-forests-clearcutting-ecosystem