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Brazil, France spar over Amazon rainforest fires

Brazil, France spar over Amazon rainforest fires
France calls fires 'international crisis,' while Brazil says Macron seeks to capitalize on 'internal issue'

By Beyza Binnur Donmez and Diyar Guldogan

ANKARA (AA) - Ahead of a G7 summit, the presidents of Brazil and French clashed over forest fires in the Amazonian rainforest, fires which reduce biodiversity and speed global warming.

"Our house is burning. Literally,” France’s Emmanuel Macron wrote on Twitter Thursday. “The Amazon rain forest - the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen - is on fire. It is an international crisis."

Macron suggested the issue be discussed during this weekend’s G7 summit, which France is hosting in the town of Biarritz.

But Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro hit back, accusing Macron of "a misplaced colonialist mindset."

"I regret that President Macron seeks to instrumentalize an internal issue of Brazil and other Amazonian countries for personal political gains," he tweeted.

He said Macron’s “sensational tone … does nothing to solve the problem."

Bolsonaro said the Brazilian government remains open to dialogue based on objective data and mutual respect.

Earlier, Bolsonaro accused environmental groups of starting the wildfires, but gave no evidence.

However, the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) said the growing number of fires is related to deforestation.

Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) underlined that the number of wildfires in the country had risen 83% from to the previous year.

source: News Feed
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