French President Emmanuel Macron has stated the listing number of fires in the Amazon rainforest is an “global crisis” that should be on the surface of the schedule at the G7 summit.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro reacted by accusing Mr Macron of using the problem for”political advantage”.
He explained calls to go over the fires in the G7 summit, which Brazil isn’t engaging in, evoke”a lost colonialist mindset”.
Satellite data released by the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) has revealed a rise of 85 percent this year in flames across Brazil, the majority of them from the Amazon area.
Conservationists have blamed the authorities for the Amazon’s plight of Mr Bolsonaro, stating that farmers and loggers have supported to clean the land.
Mr Bolsonaro has implied that the flames were started by organisations, but admitted that he had no proof to this claim. In comments on Thursday, he confessed that farmers may be involved in setting fires in the area, based on Reuters news agency.
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Sponsor of the weekend summit of a number of the world’s most innovative markets, mr Macron, cautioned that the Amazon’s wellbeing was a topic of concern.
“Members of the G7 Summit, let us talk about this crisis first order in just two days!”
Mr Bolsonaro reacted by accusing the French president of utilizing a Brazilian national issue for”private political advantage”.
He said he had been open to talk about the flames when it had been”based on objective information and mutual respect”, but struck out in the calls for this to be discussed at the G7 summit.
“The French president’s proposal that Amazonian problems be discussed in the G7 with no involvement of those states of this area evokes a lost colonialist mindset, which doesn’t belong into the 21st century,” he wrote on social networking.
“In the middle of the global climate catastrophe, we can’t manage more harm to a significant supply of oxygen and biodiversity. The Amazon has to be shielded,” he tweeted.