Macron Says the Amazon is Burning and Calls for Urgent Action by the G7

This morning, President Jair Bolsonaro reiterated that NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) are suspected of causing the fires in the Amazon rainforest, but he admitted he has no way of proving this.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - French president Emmanuel Macron used his Twitter account today to position himself on the fires in the Amazon.

Macron, who has previously clashed with president Jair Bolsonaro over environmental issues, referred to the matter as an "international crisis" and called on G7 leaders to address the issue urgently.

"Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rainforest, the lung that produces twenty percent of our planet's oxygen, is on fire. This . . .

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