Patt Morrison for October 1, 2009

An Amazonian perspective on climate change

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The Amazon river and rainforest in Brazil has absorbed plenty of blows from mankind over the centuries, but it still remains the world’s lungs and a home to incredible bio-diversity. How will Brazil protect the remaining Amazonian wilderness while still ensuring economic growth for its citizens?

It is easily one of the front lines of the environmental battles, a place where the beauty of nature intersects with the commercial possibilities of endless natural resources. The Amazon river and rainforest system in Brazil has absorbed plenty of blows from mankind over the centuries, but it still remains the world’s lungs and a home to incredible bio-diversity. How will Brazil protect the remaining Amazonian wilderness while still ensuring economic growth for its citizens?

Guest:

Carlos Eduardo de Souza Braga, governor of the Brazilian state of Amazonas


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