Word that Brazil's new Science Minister is a true-blue Red State Red seems to have equally dismayed the environmental Left, and Neocons given to chanting 'Green on the outside, Red on the inside.'
Simon Romero, The New York Times man in Rio reports:
Socialist International president turned United Nations Environmental Program head Dr. Gro Brundtland has yet to call Comrade Rebelo a Left Deviationist, but Environmental Defense Fund Director of Tropical Forest Policy Steve Schwartzman styles him an
"old-line Communist fan of Marx and Engels,... on exactly the same page on climate science as the hardest of the hard-core tea partiers in the United States : it’s all speculation – ‘scientism’ – not real science.”
'The new Minister of Agriculture [ former Senator ] Katia Abreu ...led the Congress’ powerful anti-environmental, anti-indigenous 'bancada ruralista' or large landowners’ caucus, and earned the title among environmentalists of “chainsaw queen.”