Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazons increased 30% since Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro came to power. More than 120,000 square kilometers of the Amazon forest have been destroyed: an area about a fifth the size of Wales in the last 10 years. That’s the size of 8.4 million football fields. It’s displaced around 400 indigenous groups but has also decimated a vast store of carbon that is vital for tackling climate change. The jungles produce 20% of the world’s oxygen. We go on an investigative journey to reveal the gold rush pushing communities over the edge. Along the way, we meet the Mundurukku aboriginal tribes and activists fighting to stop the destruction of Amazon jungles. We also meet activists seeking solutions for a sustainable lifestyle.
About the “Politics Of Climate Change” series:
The World Health Organization puts the number of deaths from climate change at 250,000 by 2050.
Droughts, wildfires, floods, and catastrophic rains only lead to one question: Has the politics of climate change finally reached the tipping point? CNA traverses around the world to investigate Australia’s coal conundrum, Pakistan’s Himalayan meltdown and Brazil Amazonian battle. Along the way, we meet people and activists trying to find ways to tackle the biggest issue of the 21st century.
A combination of bad policies and political apathy is speeding up climate change. Have we reached the tipping point? Can it be reversed?The Amazon rainforest is the largest in the world, covering an area of approximately 5.5 million square kilometers across nine countries in South America. It is an essential part of our planet’s ecosystem, providing vital services that include carbon storage, freshwater regulation, and climate regulation, among others. Unfortunately, deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon has been on the rise since President Jair Bolsonaro assumed office in 2019. According to recent studies, the deforestation of the Amazon has increased by 30% in the last two years alone.
This worrying trend has caused the destruction of more than 120,000 square kilometers of forest, an area equivalent to around a fifth the size of Wales. These figures are staggering, as they represent the loss of approximately one football field every minute. The destruction of the forest has resulted in the displacement of over 400 indigenous groups and the loss of a vast store of carbon, which is critical in the fight against climate change. The Amazon rainforest is responsible for producing about 20% of the world’s oxygen, and its deforestation poses a considerable threat to the health and well-being of our planet.
To shed light on this urgent issue, CNA produced a compelling documentary, titled “Politics Of Climate Change.” The film takes us on an investigative journey to reveal the gold rush pushing communities over the edge. We get to meet the Mundurukku Aboriginal tribes, who are among the many activists fighting to protect the Amazon jungle from further destruction. The documentary also features activists seeking solutions for a sustainable lifestyle and ways to tackle the biggest issue of the 21st century – climate change.
According to the World Health Organization, climate change is set to cause over 250,000 deaths by 2050, mainly due to droughts, wildfires, floods, and catastrophic rains. The film investigates Australia’s coal conundrum, Pakistan’s Himalayan meltdown, and Brazil’s Amazonian battle, where bad policies and political apathy are speeding up climate change.
The Politics Of Climate Change documentary invites us to take an in-depth look at climate change and understand the role played by politics in this global issue. It is a wake-up call to recognize the tipping point that we may have already reached and to take action before it is too late. Therefore, we encourage our readers to watch this thought-provoking documentary and participate in the global efforts to tackle climate change. Together, we can make a difference and secure a healthy and habitable planet for future generations.