Video report on Brazil’s contrasting environmental practices from ITN and CNN
Many of Brazil’s ultra-poor survive by recycling in the cities or farming in the Amazon in underground economies that both harm and help local and global ecology. A similar dichotomy is reflected in Brazil’s legitimate energy and farming markets.
‘If the desecration of the rainforest is Brazil’s carbon footprint, it is ethanol and hydro that ensure that 50% of the country’s energy usage rates as renewable.’
–John Snow, ITN
ITN’s John Snow reports from Brazil on the South American country’s contrasting urbanization and farming; illegal logging, rainforest preservation, deforestation and renewable energy production; waste and recycling; and rich and poor. There are great lessons to be learned – both good and bad – from this nation of massive ecological resources and ingenuity.
By Graham Land