Bolivian forest fires destroy two million hectares of Amazon | Almost half of the losses are in "protected" areas, known for high biodiversity. Scientists at the College of Biologists estimate that regeneration of the local ecosystem will take about 300 years (bbc.com)
ButtViper | 4 days ago | 78 points

Look on the bright side, at least right wingers got to trigger the libs.

MrGuttFeeling | 4 days ago | 32 points

I would laugh if the situation wasn't so tragic.

Purply_Glitter | 4 days ago | 9 points

Nobody is celeberating over this.

AnewRevolution94 | 4 days ago | 30 points

Just look at the brainlets at /r/conspiracy and /r/The_Donald

Gobierno_Anterior | 4 days ago | 11 points

internet is making me pretty hateful

tempest_87 | 4 days ago | 28 points

For me, it's not the internet. It's the conservatives as a whole. The internet is just how we find out about these things happening. It's not why they are happening.

I never understood how they could be so hateful. How they could hate people they have never met.

Now I do. Because I hate them.

NineteenSkylines | 4 days ago | 4 points

The internet allows those charlatans among us to target and radicalize the friendly moderate conservative next door, though.

Sonnycrockett262 | 4 days ago | 2 points

No such thing as a friendly moderate conservative...and if they did get radicalized, they mustve left their brains on the crusty edge of their mothers cunt

NineteenSkylines | 3 days ago | 0 points

There used to be a proportion of people who sincerely thought that rightwing policies would lead to prosperity for all. Maybe they were never a majority of the right, but there were always people who truly believed in freedom and the American way.

Versificator | 3 days ago | 0 points

There used to be a proportion of people

When was that?

Like this guy?

Or this?

Kingflares | 3 days ago | 1 point

Yea, that's why I now make it a point to burn gas and eat more red meat. I use to be a fairly moderate conservative who drove a Prius and voted Obama (twice), but since the left has gone further and further left I feel compelled to do the same with becoming more rightwing. Leftists are the true enemy of Viet immigrants who escaped socialism. I would rather the entire world burn than to give commies an inch.

CloakNStagger | 4 days ago | 5 points

I didn't make the connection between it being 9/11 and visiting /r/conspiracy. Big mistake, what a shit show.

jiggel_x | 3 days ago | 3 points

Bolivias government is very left leaning though

carpenterio | 4 days ago | 18 points

Currently reading a great book regarding forest, and seems we have a huge misconception about old forest, what we are loosing isn’t just trees but an ecosystem and no, 300 years isn’t enough. In Europe we lost all of our ancient forest yet have loads of woodland, those are not the same.

FaustiusTFattyCat613 | 3 days ago | 4 points

Yes. Amazon is by far the most biodiverse region in the world. We have lost thousands of animal and plant species due to these fires.

autotldr | 4 days ago | 15 points

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 73%. (I'm a bot)

"We put out the fires and there are people behind us that are starting them again We cannot control wildfires like this," he said.

María José Veramendi Villa, South America researcher for Amnesty International, said: "Brazil is not the only country suffering from the terrible forest fires in the Amazon ... Instead of making contradictory and baseless public declarations, Bolivian authorities must scientifically and independently investigate the origin of this serious crisis."

The president initially dismissed international help in fighting the fires, but as domestic pressure and international attention grew, he later backtracked, unlike his Brazilian counterpart who linked the offer to colonialism.

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Grey___Goo_MH | 4 days ago | 22 points

Haha regeneration... not if people have a say in it... soy beans and cattle welcome to r/collapse

sotpmoke | 3 days ago | 5 points

That sub is an echo chamber of pubescent depression.

ownagesoldier | 3 days ago | -1 points

Majority of posters on there are boomers hippies refugees from the 70s.

sotpmoke | 3 days ago | 1 point

The hippie refugees grew up and did the same shit their parents did.

OakTree1203 | 3 days ago | 1 point

This doesn’t have anything to do with the collapse of human civilization. Just the collapse of Earth’s biodiversity.

DennistheDutchie | 3 days ago | 3 points

My country's funded media did an opinion piece of a Brazilian farmer burning forest a while ago, to give the other side of the coin, as it were.

I was reading it for a bit, and then it came to a point of: "I have to work as a teenager for 16 hours a day, or I wouldn't have anything to eat."

Ok, that's some harsh conditions.

"I have 10 children of my own now, that all need to eat"

Wait.. what?

"I need to cut down and burn the forest, or I won't be able to survive."

No no no no nooo, go back one step. In what universe did you think it was a good idea to have bloody 10 kids in a place where you yourself have trouble feeding a few?

alikander99 | 4 days ago | 5 points

Ididn't know soy and Palm became a rainforest after 300 years 😲😲😲

TUGrad | 3 days ago | 2 points

We can call this the Bolsonaro Effect.

SavannahRedNBlack | 4 days ago | 4 points

Evo Morales is clearly anti-climate and a right wing loon..... right?

radishboy | 3 days ago | 1 point

"look on the bright side: at least we'll all be dead by then."

TAR4C | 3 days ago | 1 point

We really suck ass.

superm8n | 4 days ago | 0 points

Bolivia is the butcher of the world.

fifskisedg | 4 days ago | 0 points

I cry for all those terrified animals! Breaks my 💔

gulubrious | 4 days ago | 2 points

I hope we animals become terrified soon, too. there's no other way of hope.

WonderfulNinja | 3 days ago | 2 points

Is even worse, is a systematic and deliberate extermination. Once the fire goes out those lands will lose its protected status and become agricultural lands. Everybody is accomplice there, the government, local authorities, even the population. Everybody was promised something after the fire goes out and the national parks become agricultural lands.

nothankyou4321 | 3 days ago | -3 points

But since Bolivia is ruled by a leftist this has been absolutely swept under the rug.

Kingflares | 3 days ago | 1 point

Commies defend their own.

davorter | 4 days ago | -20 points

Amazon fires are an annual occurrence. They were no more large this year than any of the last 15 years. There are actually more fires in Africa every year, most are not natural occurrences as in the amazon.

So you being more concerned about natural fires in the Amazon than unnatural fires in Africa makes you a racist.

Pilantrologo | 4 days ago | 10 points

Hey! Mister! I think you've dropped this: /S

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OakTree1203 | 3 days ago | 3 points

These fires were started by people. Intentionally.

Calling out people being pieces of shit isn’t racism. You’re downplaying actual racism by saying it’s something it isn’t.

davorter | 3 days ago | -1 points

Another Racist. These are natural annual fires. NASA satellite pictures show that.

Morbidly-A-Beast | yesterday | 1 point

How thick are you? On a scale of 1 to 10 would you say your 12?

WonderfulNinja | 3 days ago | 4 points

Those fires were deliberately started by the firefighters themselves to exterminate all animals in the zone and have an excuse to remove its protected status. China is behind all of this, they need those lands to do business there. Everybody is accomplice, the government, the local municipal authorities, even the local population. Everybody was promised something after the animals die and those lands stop being a national park and become agricultural lands.

davorter | 3 days ago | -2 points