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Opinion: President Bolsonaro claims that Brazil is the victim of a campaign of lies about the Amazon, but the fires speak for themselves, writes DW’s Thomas Milz: “Denying responsibility is simply part of Bolsonaro's mentality.”

Despite progress in reducing deforestation in the 2000s and early 2010s, this year the Amazon has seen more fires than it has seen in decades. What can be done?

Brazilian President Bolsonaro blames indigenous people for Amazon fires in U.N. speech. Sonia Guajajara, representing indigenous groups, said Bolsonaro was lying to the world.

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have burned out of control for months causing devastation to the local wildlife. @ramsaysky  joins a rescue team searching for highly elusive jaguars that have survive the inferno Click below 👇 to watch in full

Brazilian President Bolsonaro blames indigenous people for Amazon fires in U.N. speech. Sonia Guajajara, representing indigenous groups, said Bolsonaro was lying to the world.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro blames indigenous people for Amazon fires in U.N. speech. Sonia Guajajara, representing indigenous groups, said Bolsonaro was lying to the world.

@Folha_english  In his opening speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Jair Bolsonaro defended his government's policies against the coronavirus pandemic and the fires that are devastating the Amazon and the Pantanal.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro blames indigenous people for Amazon fires in U.N. speech. Sonia Guajajara, representing indigenous groups, said Bolsonaro was lying to the world.

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President Bolsonaro has actively encouraged the Amazon fires and rejected help from the G7 to combat them. Trump just pledged his full support to Bolsonaro. At a time when the planet depends on American leadership, Trump has failed.

The fires burning in the Amazon rain forest are so large and widespread that smoke has wafted thousands of miles away to the Atlantic coast, according to the World Meteorological Organization

I have gotten to know President @jairbolsonaro  well in our dealings with Brazil. He is working very hard on the Amazon fires and in all respects doing a great job for the people of Brazil - Not easy. He and his country have the full and complete support of the USA!

August 2019 is continuing an active Amazon fire season, with large and intense fires burning in the region. @NASA  satellites tracked actively burning fires across South America and captured images of smoke in the last week.

Just spoke with President@jairbolsonaro  of Brazil. Our future Trade prospects are very exciting and our relationship is strong, perhaps stronger than ever before. I told him if the United States can help with the Amazon Rainforest fires, we stand ready to assist!

This year alone: -Anchorage, Alaska hit 90 degrees for the first time -Greenland lost 250 billion tons of ice -A city of 9 million in India is running out of water -Fires in the Amazon threaten a major source of the world’s oxygen This is why we need a #GreenNewDeal .

NASA's AIRS instrument maps carbon monoxide (CO) from fires burning in Brazil's Amazon region. This time series ⬇️ shows CO high in the atmosphere over Brazil from Aug. 8-22, 2019. Each "day" in the series is made by averaging three day's-worth of data:

“The Amazon region is burning!” The largest rainforest in the world, vital in the fight against global warming, home to one million indigenous people and millions of plants and animals This year it has seen “a record number of fires” (Inpe) THREAD⬇️

While six world leaders came together to take action & decide on a $20 million aid package to fight the Amazon fires, President@realDonaldTrump  skipped the meeting. It’s time for the president to take the climate crisis seriously.

This is a great way to help fight the fires in the Amazon. One hundred percent of donations go to partners working on the ground:

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