FRENCH PRESIDENT DESCRIBES AMAZON FIRES AS INTERNATIONAL CRISIS
Written by thereachfm on August 23, 2019
French President, Emmanuel Macron says the record number of fires in the Amazon rain forest is an international crisis that needs to top the agenda at this weekend’s G7 summit.
Macron in a tweet said “our house is burning”
It could be recalled that the largest rain forest in the world, the Amazon is a vital carbon store that slows down the pace of global warming.
According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, it produces a fifth of the world’s oxygen and about 20% of its fresh water.
It is also home to about three million species of plants and animals, and one million indigenous people.