The Politics Behind the Amazon Forest Fire

“We don’t need now to pray for the Amazon; we need now to act. if you think you can do anything in your power to help the situation, please do it, let’s make the world aware.” - Paloma Costa.

This is a very emotional episode of the Climate Talk Podcast, – perhaps the most emotional episode yet. The reason isn’t far-fetched, it has not been the best of times for us on the planet. Days in, weeks out, we have seen the amazon rainforest burn into ashes, thousands of fauna and flora species have fast disappeared, hundreds of indigenous people have been displaced and the damage seems beyond repair.

On this episode of the Climate Talk Podcast, my guest is Paloma Costa, a 27-year old Climate Activist in Brasilia, the biggest city of Brazil. Paloma coordinates the working group of Engajamundo, a youth led Climate Change focused organization in Brazil she is also the co-founder Ciclimáticos, a collective of bicycle activists documenting the impacts of climate changes in Brazil.

You’ll also find out:

  1. - Outcomes of the Latin America Climate Week.
  2. - Limitations of youths and indigenous people in Climate Action.
  3. - How young people are urging government to work with data.

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Climate Talk Podcast brings environmentalists, thought leaders, policy makers, and professionals from all walks of life converse around the subject of Climate Change, Climate Action, Climate Finance and other environmental subjects. Thanks to Media for Community Change Initiative and the International Climate Change Development Initiative (Climate Wednesday)

Production Team: ‘Seyifunmi Adebote(Host), Olumide Idowu & Jimoh Oluwatobi Segun.

Background Music: A Whole New World - Disney.

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So much is heard about Climate Change, ironically, little is known about Climate Action. The Climate Talk Podcast is a youth-led and primarily youth-focused learning platform for people all over the world to take practical and guided steps towards addressing Climate Change. The Climate Talk Podcast is hosted by ‘Seyifunmi Adebote with the support of the International Climate Change Development Initiative and Media for Community Change Initiative.