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How can we help fight the fires in the Amazon? The UN?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by icehorse, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. icehorse

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    I've read the fires were set deliberately.
     
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    I've heard similar.

    So, we all share the same fragile planet. My thought is that we should all pitch in to save the Amazon, and that we should all subsidize the countries in which it lies. They are stewards of a region that's essential for all of us to survive.
     
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    I agree with you.. but will that work?
     
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    I would not trust the UN to do anything. They would have to have years of BS before any action.

    Much better would be an ad hoc coalition of nations who can help, and can take decisive action.

    The big problem is the nations where the fires are occurring. Brazil, for example, considers the fires as totally an internal Brazilian problem, and no one else´s business.

    Should we invade so we can fight the fires ?
     
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    I would not trust the UN to do anything. They would have to have years of BS before any action.

    Much better would be an ad hoc coalition of nations who can help, and can take decisive action.

    The big problem is the nations where the fires are occurring. Brazil, for example, considers the fires as totally an internal Brazilian problem, and no one else´s business.

    Should we invade so we can fight the fires ?
     
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    Instead of invading, what if we bribed them: Hey Brazil, the world will give you lots of money every year if you put out these fires and protect the rain forest.
     
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    I suppose the US might be able to send some equipment and firefighting crews - although they have plenty of work here in the US with all of our fires.
     
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    I've read on several websites that the Amazon is burning because ranchers need more pasture land to supply the world's demand for beef. The majority going to China (24%) and Hong Kong (11%). Only 2% going to the U.S.
     
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    The Pope is calling for prayers to stop the fires in the Amazon, for whatever good that might do.

    Pope calls for global commitment to put out Amazon fires - Reuters

     
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    Not really. This is the kind of thing the USA and United Nations would help with, not the UN. Our joint forces are probably already on top of arranging supplies and perhaps people and equipment, although I don't know. It depends, but when it comes to that sort of thing we've got all the tricks. The UN will be like "Lets make a resolution that the forests don't burn." or "Well do something if you agree to do X for us."

    This wouldn't be a crisis if there were more forests, more places making oxygen and if the ocean weren't being polluted and if industry wasn't belching out smoke in such quantities. Pinning all of our hopes on Brazil is a little bit teenage behavior. Obviously we can't rely on one big forest. We need some backups don't we.
     
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    I wonder how much of the forest burning are actual trees? One burning image I saw was of dry scrub.
     
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    And until the truth of this is realized and accepted, the Amazon the lung of the world, everything we prize becomes worthless.
     
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    I wonder if Macron, and the other world leaders will come up with the idea of constructing more fire stations around the Amazon, with more resources for combating future fires. Perhaps on an international scale.
     
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    Unfortunately by the time the UN makes its mind up to actually do **** it's a **** in the ocean.
     
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    I heard that these fires are being started by farmers so they can raise beef?
     
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