The Bolsonaro government has as one of its priorities to strategically occupy the Amazon region to prevent the implementation of multilateral conservation projects for the rainforest, specifically the so-called “Triple A” project.
The unwillingness to question overconsumption not only prevents realistic economic solutions for climate mitigation. It is fuel for eco-fascism: 'The El Paso Shooter's manifesto suggests Americans overconsumption will never stop, so the only option is “get rid of enough people” to make the American lifestyle “more sustainable.”'
"When we [=rich people, rich economies] say that reducing our consumption is too hard, too complicated, doesn't fit with our societies, we are implicitly condemning others. Ecofascism makes it explicit: only overconsumers deserve to live." (From a twitter thread about this article: https://twitter.com/JKSteinberger/status/1159314327171735552) ...Read More