nearvideo Amazon fires turn political as Brazil rejects calls for a global response
Brazil has rejected the President, calls by European leaders for rapid international action to tackle fires scorch the Amazon rain forest; Kitty Logan reports.
President Trump extended the offer of the help for Brazil’s President on Friday to the government of the South American nation in need of help, with massive forest fires in the Amazon rain forest
Trump tweeted that he spoke with President Jair Bolsonaro and propagated “very exciting” trade prospects between the United States and Brazil, adding that the relationship between the two Nations was “perhaps stronger than ever.”
“I told him, if the United States can help the Amazon rain-forest fires, we are ready to help you!” Trump said on Twitter on Friday evening. Bolsonaro have retweeted trump message is.
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Nearly 40,000 fire in the Brazilian Amazon rain forest, the last outbreak in an overactive fire season, burn has charred 1,330 square miles of rain forest this year. Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, noted an 84 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Sao Paulo was away in the dark for about an hour Monday afternoon as a result of the fires, about 1,600 kilometers.
On Friday, Bolsonaro announced that the Brazilian armed forces to help step by step, the public security authorities and public environmental agencies fighting the fire. He also warned foreign powers against interfering in what he considered to be domestic political issues.
“The Brazilian Amazon is a heritage of our people, which is said to protect you from the threat of those who damage the forest with illegal actions and respond to those who intend to violate our sovereignty,” Bolsonaro the announcement.
Trump is traveling to Biarritz, France, next week to participate in the G7 summit, where the leaders of seven of the world’s economies to discuss global economic problems. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States are members. Climate change is a topic on the agenda.
On Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron, the host and Director of this year’s summit, is the G7 members called to discuss, Amazon fires this week. Brazil is not a member of the G7 and will not be present.
“Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rainforest — the lungs, which produce 20 percent of our planet with oxygen is said to fire,” Macron. “It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 summit, let us discuss this first order in two days!”
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Bolsonaro slammed, Macron, for his “misplaced colonialist mentality” for the assumption that fires in the Amazon will be discussed, G7 without representation from Brazil.
Their feud transfer on Friday, if Macron in a statement, said Bolsonaro had obviously lied to Macron at the Osaka summit in June about his commitment to combat climate change, the pollution and the destruction of the environment. Macron French threatened to support a trade deal with South American Nations and the European Union over the dispute.
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Bolsonaro, who has advocated against environmental and nature conservation guidelines, approved his country may not have the resources to police an area larger than the size of Europe. He suggested that advocacy groups have been murky from the criminal fires in the Amazon, his name, reported Politico.
Reuters reported that farmers in Brazil have had if even “tacit” encouragement of Bolsonaro, who has claimed that the Amazon should be used for Brazil’s economy. The news Agency reported that a so-called “Fire-day” was designated, in order to show the President, the farmers were eager to work.
Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche, Lucia Suarez, I., Sang, Robert Gearty, and the Associated Press contributed to this report