Amid climate change, Brazil needs to rethink its agriculture, experts say

CNN, Edison Veiga in 09/08/2021

In the face of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, specialists heard by CNN agree that the role that Brazil needs to assume includes changes in the way agribusiness is conducted.

The reasons are not just ecological — they’re also economic. According to physicist Paulo Artaxo, a researcher at the University of São Paulo (USP) and one of the world’s leading references on global warming, the report indicates that “in central region of Brazil the increase in temperature could reach 4 or 5°C in the coming decades”. “These are very strong changes that could make agriculture as we have today unfeasible”, he points out. “Brazil needs to look very carefully at the conclusions of the IPCC report.”

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