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Associate Professor of Political Science and Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professor Amy Erica Smith.

Evangelicals in Brazil see abuse of God’s earth as a sin – but will they fight to save the Amazon?

By The Conversation

Amy Erica Smith, associate professor of political science and liberal arts and sciences dean’s professor at Iowa State University, asserts that many conservative Protestants in Brazil don’t just believe in climate change, they think of it as sin. In the wake of Brazil’s summer 2019 human-made Amazon rainforest fires, she suggests the country may be arriving at a turning point in the environmentalist movement.