After Australia, floods in Brazil…

Just a couple of weeks after I was writing about the catastrophic floods in Australia, similar dramatic events claimed the lives of more than 500 people in the Rio de Janeiro State of Brazil.

To the Telegraph, this makes it the country’s worst-ever natural disaster. What actually claimed most lives were mudslides as the equivalent of a month of rain fell in less than a day.

Brazil has been willing to cut its greenhouse gases emissions by slashing deforestation. I believe that after such events the new President, Dilma Rousseff, will be willing to do even more…

By Edouard

Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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