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Amazon fires global crisis, says France's Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has said the record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest is an "international crisis" that needs to top the agenda at this weekend's G7 summit.

Amazon fires global crisis, says France's Macron

Amazon fires global crisis, says France's Macron

STEPANAKERT, AUGUST 23,  ARTSAKHPRESS"Our house is burning," he tweeted.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro responded by accusing Mr Macron of using the issue for "political gain".

He said calls to discuss the fires at the G7 summit in Biarritz, which Brazil is not participating in, evoke "a misplaced colonialist mindset", according to BBC News.

The largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon is a vital carbon store that slows down the pace of global warming.

It is also home to about three million species of plants and animals, and one million indigenous people.


     

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