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A Big Win for the Amazon Rainforest

This week, Brazil elected former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in a run-off election against current President Jair Bolsonaro. This election was anything but drama-free. In fact, we recommend that you read the following recap in Kristen Bell’s Gossip Girl voice to make it all less anxiety-inducing more fun.

  • President-Elect de Silva made a political comeback after serving a prison term
  • President Bolsonaro is a far-right leader who was already claiming election fraud before his loss (🇱🇷sound familiar?🇺🇸)
  • This election is the first time an incumbent president has lost in 34 years
  • President-Elect de Silva won by the narrowest margin of 50.90 percent of the votes versus President Bolsonaro’s 49.10 percent
  • After the election, thousands of President Bolsonaro’s supporters blocked highways across Brazil to “paralyze” the country and overturn the results

This election was a major turning point for Brazil and the rest of the world because the Amazon rainforest was at stake. Brazil is home to much of the Amazon, and during President Bolsonaro's term, there was a drastic increase in deforestation.

President-Elect de Silva vows to eliminate deforestation and transform Brazil into a leader in the fight against climate change. The Amazon rainforest is a significant part of that fight since it absorbs tons of carbon and releases water that people worldwide rely on. Not to mention it’s home to the sloths, the best animals ever.

The election is a huge win for the Amazon and the entire planet’s fight against climate change, which is a huge cause to celebrate. However, the close margins reveal that Brazil, like much of the world, is deeply divided.

We'll leave you with this three-hour-long video of Amazon wildlife set to relaxing music to ease the existential dread.

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