See the article. And then realize it is completely untrue. A lot of progress can be made whether or not Brazil plays along.
This is yet another example of a claim which sounds plausible, but which is quantitatively wrong.
Now, if various people keep putting constraints on solutions, such as:
- Oh, you shouldn’t cut down any trees to site wind or solar farms, and put it on rooftops instead and first
- Oh, you should stop mining all minerals and metals to build wind and solar farms because extractive processes and companies are intrinsically evil and all harm indigenous peoples
- Oh, you should never build any new dams
- Oh, you need to put people of color to work before anyone else
- Oh, we can do all we need by doing agriculture with biochar
- We can do all we need by planting new forests
- We should shut down fossil fuels right now and people should get along with less electricity and energy
- We should stop using all plastics
no, then we will not succeed. The consequence won’t be annihilation, but it will mean adoption of various “albedo hacking” schemes.
People who insist upon this, or people who think the game is over and there is no sense trying are as bad as the Koch brothers in terms of their practical climate denial.
Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone.