Brazil, once a champion of environmentalism, is struggling with a new role as a climate antagonist

As leaders meet in Scotland for the UN climate summit known as COP26, it has been a week in which Brazil has been forced to reckon with how out of step it is now with the rest of the world. Over the course of a decade, Latin America’s largest country has gone from environmentalist to antagonist, led by the divisive Bolsonaro, who has seen globalist deficits in concern over the burning biome. In a world increasingly willing to work together to curb global warming, Bolsonaro has instead taken a go-it-alone path, preaching the sanctity of sovereignty, insulting other world leaders and abandoning an international fund to protect the forest.

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