Poverty In Brazil: Connection Between Society And Environment

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Brazil is the largest country in South America. Its home to about 200 million people and variety of ecosystems. The connection between the society and the environment presents two major issues to the enormous country. One being the amount of poverty that floods throughout the area and the other being a crucial amount of environmental damage. This relationship can flow either way in a positive or negative aspect. Research shows that there can be a benefit rather than a detriment. Researchers in the observed articles all presented a problem that related to Brazil that involved poverty and the environment. Certain topics such as water quality, climate change, and recycling habits arose in the articles. After discussing the issues, they jumped …show more content…
Brazil has many clusters of high population densities all over the area. Each produces massive amounts of waste. Most of it doesn’t go through the recycling process and ends up polluting the environment in a very treacherous way. This would ultimately effect many factors in the many different ecosystems. Researchers Lino and Ismall went even deeper in the subject. Together they came up with solutions to fight against the rising poverty rate and the pollution issues in Brazil.
To begin the research they first started by observing each problem individually, beginning with poverty. They found that the government has been going head to head with the issue by developing a grant system that were meant to assist families in need. The amount of job availability was also seen as being extremely low forcing people to live off as little as $1.50 a day. People would have no choice but to starve until food became affordable. The country suffers not only from poverty but pollution as
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Tons and tons of recyclable materials are thrown away every day. Calculations by Lino and Ismall also described the amount of money that can be gained if Brazil were to start processing their waste. This would allow a better society to prosper. They proved how much recycling could very well end poverty. Results from the research showed that 8.9 million citizens suffer from poverty. If the country were start to recycle materials, they would have thousands of jobs involving waste collecting available. This would increase the average income of families. Brazil can then use the money being made to hand out even more grants to those in need. They just need to realize what great of an opportunity they’re missing out on.
All three articles play a part in the big picture of Brazil and its two major issues. Poverty cam benefit from the environmental problem. If the amount of poverty decreases then the vulnerability from climate change would also. The whole concept seems like a tangled rope that can’t be straightened out due to no effort from the heads of

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