Well at least we are still leading the world in something. More and more countries are electing and supporting authoritarian nationalistic nimrods who feel no obligation to be responsible members of the world’s community; They do not care about the global consequences of their actions. So yes, use whatever leverage we have left to force the issue that the Amazon rain forest is is needed to help thwart global climate change. Document the South American countries whose people are literally starving due to climate change induced collapse of their food supply. Our country will need to measure and accurately publicly document the global consequences of current climate changes and provide and publicly share updated forecasts of pending changes. We have the best and most available resources for publicly spreading the word and for taking realistic actions to force world leaders to take note.