Amazon deforestation and climate change exacerbate water crisis, experts say

Folha de S. Paulo, Leonardo Vieceli e Nicola Pamplona in 17/06/2021

The shortage of rain affects hydroelectric plants, threatens the electricity sector, and makes energy more expensive.

According to specialists, the natural phenomenon La NiƱa helps to understand but does not explain the entire water crisis that threatens the country’s electricity sector. According to them, the lack of rain can also be associated with issues such as climate change caused by global warming and even deforestation in the Amazon.

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