The United Nations (UN) and France have expressed concern over the horrific fire in the Amazon rainforests called the Lungs of the Earth. In a tweet, UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutres said, ‘The world is facing a climate crisis right now. In such a situation, we cannot bear much loss in the biggest sources of oxygen and biodiversity. The Amazon forests need to be protected. French President Emmanuel Macron also called the fire in these forests a global crisis.
They said, our house is burning. This should be discussed in the upcoming G-7 conference to be held from August 24 to 26. Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel also supported the proposal of Macron to raise the issue of Amazon in the G7.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has accused his French counterpart of having a colonial mindset in the Amazon case. At the same time, other countries have been advised not to interfere in this matter. The fire in the forests of Amazon, which gives 20 percent oxygen of the earth, is not taking the name of reduction in the past two weeks. 60 percent of these forests lie in Brazil.
Many Brazilian cities and neighboring countries have also been affected by this fire, including São Paulo. Peru is also on high alert due to the Amazon fire. Rainfall in parts of the South American country of Paraguay and Bolivia has also caused major damage due to arson.