Brazilian President’s Plan To Counter Climate Change: Poop Less

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has suggested people should "poop every other day" as a way to save the planet from climate change.

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The President of Brazil has started a movement. Jair Bolsonaro has concocted a plan to counter climate change: poop less. Bolsonaro believes the citizens of his country could do Brazil a solid by pooping every other day. Since the comments, many are calling Jair full of sh*t.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was asked by a journalist how to combine agricultural development and protect the environment. The journalist prefaced his question with a report of how deforestation and agriculture were responsible for a quarter of the planet’s greenhouse effect. Bolsonaro has been criticized for his role in the uptick of Amazon’s deforestation by making more lax protections of the Amazon rainforest.

The President of Brazil had an answer on how to save the planet from climate change. Bolsonaro cheekily responded to the journalist’s question by saying: “It’s enough to eat a little less. You talk about environmental pollution. It’s enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world.”

Well… sh*t. This definitely isn’t the best environmental plan, but it is number 2.

The comment was obviously an off-the-cuff joke, which some have said he’s on a roll. This is definitely Bolsonaro’s way of sh*posting.

Bolsonaro’s comment has started a sh*tstorm. Some say Bolsonaro’s plan is pushing too hard for a joke. Bolsonaro’s detractors claim that he is flushing real solutions to climate change down the toilet. Others are saying Jair’s comment leaves a stain on Brazil’s reputation when most countries are seriously searching for real solutions to climate change.

Hopefully, something will come out of this discussion, but partisan politics will most likely clog any real solutions. Not sure my colon is up for this challenge.


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