High rainfall in the mountainous inland part of the state of Rio de Janeiro has been in Brazil’s newspaper headlines since February. The amount of rain in a 24-hour period broke records dating back nearly a century. This led to huge landslides, turning the streets of the historic city of Petrópolis into rivers of mud and destroying everything in the way, in a tragedy that took the lives of more than a hundred people. However, little has been said about climate change’s impact on extreme events like this. In this podcast, part of G1’s “O Assunto” series, journalist Renata Lo Prete talked to GloboNews reporter André Coelho and economist Sérgio Margulis.

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