International concern is mounting over the record number of wildfires in the Amazon. French President Emmanuel Macron has called it an international crisis, tweeting
“Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest, the lungs which produce 20% of our planet’s oxygen is on fire.” But Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has criticized what he called foreign interference, slamming Macron’s remarks as sensationalist. Bolsonaro says Brazil lacks the resources needed to fight the fires. He’s also accused environmental groups of starting them for political gain.
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