Justin Trudeau has said that Canada will send water bombers and $ 15 million to tackle the fires in the Amazon rainforest in South America.
The Prime Minister made the comments during a final news conference at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, where the flames were a topical issue.
He told reporters today: & # 39; People around the world are shocked and destroyed to see the Amazon go up in flames. & # 39;
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the remarks at a final conference of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, where the flames were a topical issue (pictured yesterday)
The leader said his foreign minister Chrystia Freeland had already contacted her colleagues in Brazil and Bolivia.
He said: & # 39; We can pretend that the situation in the Amazon is only part of a natural cycle, but that is not exactly what is going on here.
& # 39; The toll of human activity and extreme weather conditions on our communities, our environment, our health and our world will continue to rise unless we take decisive action. & # 39;
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has previously said that he will only accept an offer of international fire fighting assistance in the Amazon if French leader Emmanuel Macron & # 39; insults & # 39; withdraws.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (photo left) has said that he will only accept an offer of international fire fighting assistance in the Amazon as the French leader Emmanuel Macron (pictured right with his wife Brigitte at the recent G7 summit) & # 39; insults withdraws & # 39; against him
Bolsonaro said his French colleague had called him a liar and accused him of calling into question the sovereignty of Brazil amid tensions over devastating fires engulfing the Amazon.
It is the last deterioration in a running feud between Bolsonaro and Macron, with recent jibes about the hell of Notre Dame and Macron & # 39; s wife Brigitte.
The G7 countries originally promised $ 20 million (£ 16.3 million) to help fight flames in the Amazon and protect the rainforest, along with a separate $ 12 million (£ 9.8 million) from Great Britain and 11 million dollars (£ 9 million) from Canada.
& # 39; To speak or accept something from France, with the best possible intentions, he (Macron) must withdraw these words and from there we can talk & # 39 ;, Bolsonaro told reporters today.
Since the beginning of the year, more than 80,000 forest fires have broken out in Brazil. Pictured: a fire destroyed trees along the way to Jacunda National Forest
US President Donald Trump endorsed Bolsonaro's reaction to the fires and promised & # 39; full and complete & # 39; American support
US President Donald Trump endorsed Bolsonaro's reaction to the fires and promised & # 39; full and full & # 39; American support.
Bolsonaro "is working very hard on the Amazon fires and doing great work in every way for the people of Brazil – not easy," tweeted Trump. "He and his country have the full and full support of the US!"
Macron, who has questioned Bolsonaro's reliability and dedication to the protection of biodiversity, has taken the pressure off the Brazilian president.
The French leader said in a speech on Tuesday that the interpretation of Bolsonaro is a "mistake."
He said the money is not only aimed at Brazil, but at nine countries in the Amazon, including Colombia and Bolivia. France also considers itself an Amazon region through the overseas French Guiana region.
Although more than 80,000 forest fires have broken out in Brazil since the beginning of the year, Bolsonaro has accused Macron of sensation.
Macron previously had the Brazilian leader & # 39; extremely rude & # 39; after he approved a different Facebook post about the appearance of Brigitte Macron.
It is after a Bolsonaro supporter has posted this meme to spot Brigitte Macron, 66, and unfavorably compare it with 37-year-old Michelle Bolsonaro in Brazil. It says: & # 39; Do you now understand why Macron is suing Bolsonaro? & # 39; The far-right Brazilian leader replied: & # 39; Don't humiliate the man, ha ha & # 39 ;, referring to Mr. Macron
Asked if the answer came from Bolsonaro (pictured with wife Michelle) herself, a spokesperson for the Brazilian presidential palace refused to comment
A Brazilian placed a meme in which the appearance of Mrs. Macron (66) and the 37-year-old first lady Michelle Bolsonaro of Brazil was compared.
G7 countries mock their $ 22 million promise to help fight forest fires in the Amazon, as social media users "Netflix paid $ 100 million to stream friends"
Social media users have mocked the G7 countries for pledging just $ 22 million to help fight forest fires in the Amazon.
As someone pointed out that "Netflix paid $ 100 million to stream friends," Internet users were not impressed by the amount offered compared to the South American rainforests.
Social media users are not impressed by the G7 countries and promise only $ 22 million to fight forest fires in the Amazon
One wrote: "Within a few hours after Notre Dame caught fire, France and leading European families pledged $ 1 billion to rebuild it. But the Amazon only gets $ 20 million? & # 39;
& # 39; Let me make this clear: $ 1 billion is immediately pledged when an old church in Paris burns down & # 39 ;, another said: & # 39; A global catastrophe, on the other hand, that threatens every living being on this planet, faces $ 20 million from countries with a combined GDP of $ 40 trillion? & # 39;
The G7 (or Group of Seven) consists of & # 39; the world's seven largest advanced economies: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
It had the slogan: & # 39; Do you now understand why Macron Bolsonaro continues? & # 39;
Bolsonaro replied: & # 39; Don't humiliate the man, ha ha, & # 39; referring to Macron.
Asked about the post at the G7 summit, Macron replied: & He said very disrespectful things about my wife, I have a lot of respect for the Brazilian people and can only hope that they will soon have a president ready for the job …
& # 39; What can I say? It is pathetic. It is sad for him and for Brazilians in the first place …
& # 39; I think Brazilian women are likely to be ashamed to read that of their president. & # 39;
Bolsonaro, in turn, said that Macron & # 39; s & # 39; ridiculous and unnecessary attacks on the Amazon & # 39; were unacceptable and accused him of treating the region & # 39; as if we were a colony & # 39 ;.
He tweeted: & # 39; We cannot accept that a president, Macron, unleashes unreasonable and unreasonable attacks on the Amazon, nor his intentions behind the idea of a & # 39; Alliance & # 39; of the G-7 countries to the Amazon & # 39; save if we were a colony or no man's land.
& # 39; Sympathizing other states with Brazil, respecting the sovereignty of each country is the least that can be expected in a civilized world.
Further burning barbs were fired on the Atlantic later in the day, when Bolsonaro's chief of staff rebuked the French president for not being able to prevent the Notre Dame fire in April.
& # 39; We appreciate (the offer), but perhaps those resources are more relevant to reforesting Europe, & # 39; told Onyx Lorenzoni, Chief of Staff of President Jair Bolsonaro, on the G1 news website.
& # 39; Macron cannot even avoid an expected fire in a church that is on the World Heritage List, & # 39; he added, referring to the April fire that destroyed the Notre Dame cathedral. & # 39; What does he want to teach our country? & # 39;
The French president has threatened to block a huge new trade agreement between the European Union and Latin America unless his Brazilian counterpart takes serious measures to protect the rapidly shrinking forest against logging and mining.
In the meantime, it is unlikely that weak rainfall will ever put out a record number of fires in the Brazilian Amazon, with precipitation bags up to and including 10 September that, according to weather data and two experts, are only expected to provide isolated lighting.
Bolsonaro previously tweeted that Macron & # 39; s & # 39; ridiculous and unnecessary attacks on the Amazon & # 39; were unacceptable and accused him of treating the region & # 39; as if we were a colony & # 39 ;.
Macron (left, wife Brigitte) said that the comments from Bolsonaro (right) & # 39; extremely rude & # 39; were and added: & # 39; What can I say? It is pathetic. It is sad for him and Brazilians & # 39;
The rain forecast for the next 15 days is concentrated in areas that need it the least, according to Maria Silva Dias, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Sao Paulo.
Less precipitation is expected in parts of the Amazon with the worst fires, she added.
"In some areas, it can reduce fires, not in general," said Matias Sales, a meteorologist for the Climatempo weather information company in Brazil.
According to Climatempo, the 15-day rain forecast is at or below the average for this period in previous years.
Brazilian Environment Minister, Ricardo Salles, told reporters on Monday that they had welcomed G7 funding to fight the fires that swept 950,000 hectares (2.3 million acres) and caused the deployment of the army.
Trees are destroyed after a fire in the Alvorada da Amazonia region in Novo Progresso, Para, on Sunday
But after a meeting between Bolsonaro and his ministers, the Brazilian government changed course.
& # 39; Brazil is a democratic, free nation that has never had colonialist and imperialist practices, as may be the goal of Frenchman Macron, & # 39; Lorenzoni said.
Hundreds of new fires have started in the Brazilian part of the forest, data showed, even when military planes threw water over hard-hit areas.
Smoke choked the city of Porto Velho and forced the closure of the airport for almost two hours while fires raged in the northwestern state of Rondonia, where fire fighting was concentrated.
Bolsonaro – a skeptic of climate change – has been criticized for his delayed reaction to the fires at home and thousands have taken to the streets in Brazil in recent days to denounce the destruction.
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