Amazon rain forest the lungs of the earth are on fire, and we are stunned to see the pictures of burning forest. We all know the importance of this rain forest, but the politics are still on over this issue.
Since 19 August the Amazon is on fire, the sky over São Paulo, went dark in the day time and it was the day when the world comes to know that an essential part of the asset of the earth is burning. Many blame the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro’s rhetoric for this horrific fire. In April 2019 Bolsonaro deducted the budget of IBAMA, Brazil’s environmental agency by 24%. With a low budget the agency could not afford the patrolling and enforcement thus the fire could not be controlled at its initial stage.
But as the world comes to know about the fire in the rain forest of Amazon so they offered help to Brazil to control the fire. Many countries pressurized Brazil to take some action to control the fire in the forest, so now Brazil is trying at its level save the forest, but fire has been spread in a larger area. So to help Brazil and mankind the G7 leaders come forward to help Brazil in controlling the fire.
Leaders of G7 announced to help Brazil in its summit held in Biarritz, France. Mr. Macron said the funds would be made available “immediately” – primarily to pay for more fire-fighting planes – and that France would also “offer concrete support with the military in the region within the next few hours.” Macron has described the fire in Amazon Rainforest last week as international crisis and pushed for it to be prioritized at the G7 summit. All the countries offered help of $20 million as emergency aid to help Brazil to fight wildfires raging through the Amazon.
On the other hand, Onyx Lorenzoni, Bolsonaro’s chief of staff, said that the Brazil government would not take up this help. Lorenzoni told Brazil’s G1 news website, “We appreciate [the offer], but maybe those resources are more relevant to reforest Europe.”
Many environmentalist groups find the amount of $22 million insufficient to handle the fire in the rain forest. Richard George, head of forests for Greenpeace UK, said that the offer is chump change. However, Brazil has denied accepting the offer, and it indicated that it would take few more days to control the fire in the region.