Activists hope the appointment of a new atmosphere minister in Brazil alerts a modify of route for a government that has downplayed local weather alter and presided around a significant increase in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
Joaquim Pereira Leite, just about unknown just months in the past, now has one particular of the most essential posts in local weather politics. The 46-calendar year-old has the task of preserving the Amazon at a time when the vital ecosystem is imperilled by escalating climate transform and human-led deforestation.
The destruction of the biome is no longer a distant prospect. Its impact