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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Political Satire Netflix Series: Patriot Act

While researching the backstory to the forest clearing fires in Brazil, I accidentally stumbled upon a delightfully informative and comically entertaining political satire. Though I was busy with other things, I kept pausing YouTube and coming back to finish it. Then, later, I wound up hitting their channel button and watching more on other subjects. I learned more watching a comedy satire than if I’d watched a documentaries.
“Brazil and the Amazon” 
(20 minutes):
https://youtu.be/xt8EcSyjPY8
Or, if you don’t want to click on the link, search:
‘patriot act Amazonia’

This show about Brazil is an episode from a greatly delightful TV series called “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj”. “It explores the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity that is both timely and timeless.”

There are a dozen other episodes on  YouTube. Just search for “Patriot Act”.

There are 32 episodes in four seasons on Netflix.

Netflix:
https://www.netflix.com/title/80239931

Search:
‘patriot act netflix’

Supplemental:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Act_with_Hasan_Minhaj

More on the subject of Amazon Deforestation:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Amazon&max-results=20&by-date=true&m=1

Shortsightedness of Agribiz in the Amazon Basin

While being interviewed, a soybean farmer in the Amazon basin haughtily ridiculed environmentalists for having predicted that the tropical rainforest soil would rapidly be deleted after being cleared and farmed. He proudly proclaims that he’s raised 18 crops of soybeans in 9 years and is still going strong. However, he fails to mention his heavy use of artificial fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, genetically modified seeds and huge loans necessary to sustain the yields. He doesn’t foresee that, as the Amazon shrinks and its hydrological cycle weakens, so will his yields. The banks won’t be there to bail him out, and neither will the Chinese. Instead, when he can’t pay back his agribiz loans, they’ll pick his bones as clean as those of the wildlife he left bleaching in the equatorial sun of the privatized Amazon.

Note: Artificial fertilizers are used to bolster tired and depleted soils in non-regenerative farming. Nitric oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, is released in both its production and its usage. So, not only is the world’s most  concentrated display of nature being destroyed and all of its carbon released, but what replaces it will bring about an increased rate of global warming.

Search:
nitric oxide greenhouse gas
https://grist.org/article/2010-02-23-new-research-synthetic-nitrogen-destroys-soil-carbon-undermines/

Search:
monsanto bayer amazonia soybeans

Note: Pesticides and genetically modified soybean seeds are produced by Monsanto (Bayer).  
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto

Comment: All of this is indicative of minds that are unable and unwilling to  understand that carbon dioxide has a blanketing effect on infrared radiation. 
Perhaps one reason that our military minds have a better grasp of our planet’s precarious future is that they understand and rely on infrared technology. Indeed, judging from the curriculum of our military academies, they understand more than just the physics of the electromagnetic spectrum.