Prior to the G7 summit in France, world leaders sounded from fires raging through the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Spokesman for French President Emmanuel Macron said that Macron believed that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had lied to him in June when he reportedly promised to do more to combat climate change.
Most of the fires were set up by logging and ranches to clear the land. for livestock. The practice is on the rise, encouraged by Bolsarro, supported by the so-called. "Beef Corn". Bolsonaro has dismissed fire responsibility allegations, blaming NGOs.
There were 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half being in the Amazon region, INPE reported. This is an increase of more than 80% compared to the same period last year. The Amazon is often called the lungs of the planet, producing 20% of the oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere.
It is considered vital to slow global warming and it is home to innumerable species of fauna and flora. About half the size of the United States, it is the largest tropical forest on the planet.