October 31, 2022 -Durt Fibo

Brazil’s new President-elect, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula, has already begun bringing in crucial advisers and ministers. One of the most important is climate scientist and Nobel laureate Carlos Nobre, PhD. Nombre has been immersed in environmental issues for some 50 years. Of the government of President Bolsonaro, Nobre says no other Brazilian president has so greatly abetted the destruction of the Amazon forest since the end of the military dictatorship in 1985.

Dr. Nobre has won the Leloir Prize for International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (Argentina, 2011); the Grand-Cross Medal of the National Order of Scientific Merit (Brazil, 2010); and the Alexander von Humboldt Medal of the European Geophysical Union (2010) among other awards for his work. Nombre is the author or co-author of over 180 scientific papers and books. He also heads the Science Panel for the Amazon, which released the 2020 Statement to the UN Summit on Biodiversity “Urgent Action for The Amazon We Want” and is currently the President of the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES). Nobre has additionally served as Vice President and Chair of the Brazilian Panel on Climate Change (PBMC) and International Secretary of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).