Paying to Keep Trees Up in Brazil – New York Times Article

Check out this great New York Times article weaving the complicated choices that farmers face in Brazil around deforestation:

“QUERENCIA, Brazil — José Marcolini, a farmer here, has a permit from the Brazilian government to raze 12,500 acres of rain forest this year to create highly profitable new soy fields.

But he is struggling with his conscience. A Brazilian environmental group is offering him a yearly cash payment to leave his forest standing to help combat climate change….” Read more here.

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