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12:00 AM, August 25, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, August 25, 2019

Who Said What

“The French president’s suggestion that Amazon issues be discussed at the G-7 without participation by the countries in the region evokes a colonialist mentality that is out of place in the 21st century.”

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro

“In the midst of the global climate crisis, we cannot afford more damage to a major source of oxygen and biodiversity. The Amazon must be protected.”

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

“Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rainforest - the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen - is on fire.”

French President Emmanuel Macron

“I told him if the United States can help with the Amazon Rainforest fires, we stand ready to assist!”

US President Donald Trump

government policies for the fire

“The burning of the rainforest was an act of shocking environmental vandalism with global consequences.”

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan

“The Amazon Rainforest produces more than 20% of the world’s oxygen and its been burning for the past 3 weeks. It’s our responsibility to help to save our planet. #prayforamazonia”

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo

“The whole world is watching a situation that is out of control in terms of deforestation and fires in Brazil’s Amazon. It’s a situation I regard to be a crime against the homeland, a crime against humanity.”

Former Brazilian environment minister Marina Silva blames

“Terrifying to think that the Amazon is the largest rain forest on the planet, creating 20% of the earth’s oxygen, basically the lungs of the world, has been on fire and burning for the last 16 days running, with literally NO media coverage whatsoever! Why?”

Hollywood superstar and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio

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