Daniel Sinclair+ Your Authors @_DanielSinclair Building for young people. Not reading @danielsunread. Lurking behind likes and thinking about social media, communication, & China Jul. 28, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Brazil remains home to 67 uncontacted tribes. Human history is being lost just as quickly as the world's biodiversity. "Brazil’s part of the Amazon has lost more than 1,330 sq mi of forest cover since Mr. Bolsonaro took office, a 39% [annual] increase"  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/28/world/americas/brazil-deforestation-amazon-bolsonaro.html 

By the numbers, extinction is now outpacing evolution.

Quite sad and ironic is that the future of biodiversity may be gene editing, and its leading work is targeting the very land being burned. Brazil's forests are repurposed for cattle grazing, and those cattle are being engineered to survive the climate.

Just in the last few years, lost civilizations pertinent to human history have been discovered in the Amazon as the forests disappeared and LIDAR could penetrate the dwindling canopies. Some of the mythology was right.  https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/06/hidden-city-angkor-wat 

Many of Brazil's uncontacted tribes could be traced back to the remnants of those civilizations. They're refugees of accidental, devastating biological warfare.

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