• Brazil: 1 in 100 drought

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    Brazil facing worst drought in nearly 100 years as officials issue
    emergency warning
    Conrad Duncan, The Independent via Carbon Brief
    The Independent reports that Brazil is "facing its worst drought in
    more than 90 years", driving worries of increased fires in the Amazon rainforest and energy shortages from the hydroelectric
    industry. According to the outlet, hydropower made up 70% of Brazil's electricity output in 2018. It adds that Brazil's National
    Meteorological System issued a "water emergency alert" last week to "acknowledge an expected shortage of rain from June to Sept this
    year." Reuters adds that the nation's electricity sector monitoring
    committee recommended last week that Brazil's water regulator
    recognise a state of "water scarcity," after a "prolonged drought" hit
    central and southern parts of the country. Meanwhile, the Financial
    Times reports that in April, Amazon, Boston Consulting, McKinsey,
    Unilever, Salesforce, Airbnb, GSK and Nestlé supported a $1bn scheme
    to tackle deforestation. Under the scheme, countries including Brazil
    and Indonesia would be "paid for carbon credits linked to avoidance of
    tree clearance".

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