Macron condemns Bolsonaro for ‘disrespectful’ post about his wife

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Standing alongside Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, who was invited to join the wealthy-nation leaders in the French seaside resort of Biarritz, Macron said G7 countries were ready to provide concrete support to the region."France will do so with military support in the coming hours", he said, without giving further details.

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera says the G7 effort will be aimed specifically at Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay.

And French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday continued his feud with Bolsonaro, who had endorsed a Facebook post insulting Macron's wife. "But it is sad first of all for him and the Brazilian people".

Last week, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro rejected calls for any foreign involvement in the crisis, saying the country's military would be sent in to help battle the flames.

Macron says Trump's team was in the room, and that the US president agrees with the shared goal of the Brazil package.

Clément Sénéchal of Greenpeace France said: "No global vision on the struggle against climate change came out of this summit of the world's most powerful heads of state".

Environmentalists have said that farmers clearing land for pasture were responsible for the uptick in fires.

G7 countries have agreed to an immediate US$20-million fund to help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest.

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Others were spotted using slingshots to fire projectiles at police, prompting law enforcement to respond with force. The demonstrators have also asked Lam to resign and allow a democratic election to elect her successor.

Data from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument, which is on the Aqua satellite, also showed that movement of carbon monoxide in the higher levels of the atmosphere due to these forest fires.

Six aircraft, including two Hercules C-130s equipped to carry 12,000 litres of water each, have been sent to Rondonia to fight the fires.

According to Brazil's space research centre, INPE, which has been recording wildfires since 2013, more than 75,000 fires are burning in Brazil, which is a more than 80 per cent increase over the same period of 2018, the agency told Reuters.

Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Sunday he would seek a conservation pact with other Amazonian countries - first in bi-lateral meetings in Peru this week and then at the United Nations General Assembly.

Brazilian climate scientist Carlos Nobre said he worries if 20-25% of the ecosystem is destroyed that the Amazon could reach a tipping point, after which it would enter a self-sustaining period of dieback as the forest converts to savannah.

Thousands of people have demonstrated in cities across Brazil and outside Brazilian embassies around the world. Local news media said a group organized the action over WhatsApp to show support for Bolsonaro's efforts to loosen environmental regulations.

Bolsonaro, who has accused Macron of having a colonialist attitude, immediately lashed out at the French leader over his latest remarks on Monday.

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