The future is now: the historic crossroads of the environmental crisis in Brazil
The MST has taken immediate measures to mitigate the effects of the climate, such as the National Plan to Plant Trees and Produce Healthy Foods, which have pointed to the prospect of Peoples Agrarian Reform, with the planting of 100 million trees in ten years, combined with food production in agroecological systems
In these days we are experiencing the acceleration of global warming and a possible climatic collapse that are consequences of the capitalist way of life, responsible for bringing us to this point. This way of organizing life (which has been hegemonic since the 19th century) in a society that produces waste and destruction by treating everything as a commodity, prioritizing profit above all, including the preservation of the conditions of existence of the human species.
Fidel Castro already warned humanity of the harmful dangers of the capitalist society of consumption and waste for the planet and all the species that inhabit it, including ours, in 1992 at the United Nations (UN) conference on the environment. Today it is possible to see and feel climate change more clearly, as well as to perceive who suffers from the disasters caused or potentiated by the destructive actions of big capital that generate climate change.
We saw in the last year, the year in which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its report with frightening projections on global warming, Brazil breaking records of deforestation in the Amazon, with intense fires in the Pantanal and agribusiness advancing in the Cerrado, in turn, driven by the advance of illegal mining and cattle ranching, which are also linked to various economic processes engendered by internal and external actors in Brazil. Read the full report.