When asked about the affect agriculture and deforestation have on greenhouse gas production, President Jair Bolsonaro had a novel suggestion: eat less food and poop every other day.
He said, “That will be better for the whole world,” after blaming the enviromental impact on population growth.
His comments come after his recent firing of the director of the National Institute of Space Research, the agency which reported an increase in deforestation.
The rate of deforestation was found to have increase 278% over the previous year.
President Bolsonaro might not know that the frequency human’s poop varies widely, from 3x/day to 3x/week. There are lots of reasons this plan won’t work, from physcial activity to consumption of liquids, all of which impact how often a person poops.