Brazil: A Tragedy of Local and Global Dimensions

Inter Press Service: The people who live in the favela of Guararapes are probably unaware that the heavy rains that forced them to flee their homes were caused by a phenomenon that is affecting the whole planet: global warming. But in their own small world - a poor shantytown clinging precariously to the slopes of one of the numerous morros or tall, steep hills that dot the Rio de Janeiro skyline - they can clearly identify the local cause behind the tragedy: the artificial diversion of a stream that has ......

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