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WorldG-7 Countries Slammed Over $22 Million Pledge to Fight Amazon Wildfires: 'Netflix Paid $100 Million to Stream 'Friends''

02:10  27 august  2019
02:10  27 august  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

Trump says he offered Bolsonaro assistance with Amazon rainforest fires

Trump says he offered Bolsonaro assistance with Amazon rainforest fires President Trump on Friday said he offered assistance Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro if needed to address wildfires that are engulfing parts of the Amazon Rainforest.Trump tweeted that U.S. has "very exciting" trade prospects with Brazil, and that the relationship between the two countries is "perhaps stronger than ever before.""I told him if the United States can help with the Amazon Rainforest fires, we stand ready to assist!" Trump tweeted. Just spoke with President @JairBolsonaro of Brazil. Our future Trade prospects are very exciting and our relationship is strong, perhaps stronger than ever before.

G 7 countries have agreed to an immediate million fund to help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a long-term global initiative. The announcement came from French President Emmanuel Macron, the host of this year’s meeting of G - 7 leaders, and the Chilean President Sebastián Piñera.

G - 7 countries have agreed to an immediate million fund to help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a long-term global initiative to 60-70 percent of deforestation in the Amazon results from cattle ranches and soyabeans cultivation Global worry over Amazon fires escalates.

Many social media users were less than impressed when the Group of Seven (G-7) nations pledged on Monday to give an immediate 20 million euros ($20 million) to combat ongoing fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest. They suggested that the amount did not go nearly far enough to address the problem, which could have serious repercussions impacting the entire planet.

G-7 Countries Slammed Over $22 Million Pledge to Fight Amazon Wildfires: 'Netflix Paid $100 Million to Stream 'Friends''© Victor Moriyama/Getty In this aerial image, a fire burns in a section of the Amazon rain forest on August 25, 2019 in the Candeias do Jamari region near Porto Velho, Brazil

"We must respond to the call of the forest which is burning today in the Amazon," said French President Emmanuel Macron, who was hosting the G-7 Leaders Summit in France over the weekend. The G-7 is made up of the world's wealthy democracies and includes the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada, in addition to France.

Brazil rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon fires: govt

Brazil rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon fires: govt Brazil on Monday rejected aid from G7 countries to fight wildfires in the Amazon, with a top official telling French President Emmanuel Macron to take care of "his home and his colonies." © REUTERS/Adriano Machado Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a Soldier's Day ceremony, in Brasilia, Brazil August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado "We appreciate (the offer), but maybe those resources are more relevant to reforest Europe," Onyx Lorenzoni, chief of staff to President Jair Bolsonaro, told the G1 news website.

G - 7 countries have agreed to an immediate million fund to help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest. Experts say most of the fires are set by farmers or ranchers clearing existing farmland.

G - 7 countries on Monday agreed to an immediate million fund to help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a long-term global Pope Francis also added his voice to the chorus of concern over the fires in Brazil, which borders his homeland of Argentina, and urged people to pray so that

The Amazon rainforests, which are largely in Brazil but also spread into other South American countries, are often referred to as the "lungs of the Earth." Scientists are concerned about the forests being decimated, as they produce a significant amount of the world's oxygen while removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

Under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil has encouraged more mining, farming and other activities that lead to burning and clearing the rainforests. Although uncontrolled fires occur annually in the rainforests, the size and scale of the devastation has gone beyond the norm and shocked people around the world.

NASA Images Show Africa Has Five Times More Wildfires Burning Than The Amazon—Here's Why They're Different

NASA Images Show Africa Has Five Times More Wildfires Burning Than The Amazon—Here's Why They're Different "We must learn from the ongoing fire crisis in the Amazon and take the necessary steps to ensure the flames are controlled and do not spread further in the Congo Basin forest."

G - 7 countries have agreed to an immediate million fund to help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a long-term Macron said that the Amazon represents the “lungs” of the planet and that leaders were studying the possibility of similar support in Africa, also suffering from fires in its

The G 7 has agreed to spend 20 million euros ($ 22 million ) on the Amazon , mainly to send fire - fighting aircraft to tackle the huge blazes engulfing many parts Nearly 80,000 forest fires have been detected in Brazil since the beginning of the year, a little over half in the massive Amazon basin.

As a result, many on Twitter felt world leaders should do significantly more to address the problem

"Netflix paid $100 million to stream Friends," Twitter user Pablo Hidalgo pointed out as a comparison.

"The US has spent over $100 million on Trump's golf trips," journalist Jordan Uhl tweeted.

"Let me get this straight: $1 billion is immediately pledged when an old church burns down in Paris," Twitter user Tom Talisman wrote. "A global catastrophe on the other hand, one that poses a threat to every living being on this planet, is met with $20 million from nations with a combined GDP of $40 trillion?"

Several others made the same comparison. "Within hours of Norte [sic] Dame catching fire, France and prominent European families pledged $1 billion to rebuild it," political activist and commentator Nathan H. Rubin tweeted. "But the Amazon only gets $20 million?"

Many also criticized President Donald Trump for not attending the climate meeting when the issue was discussed. However, Macron said he and his American counterpart had previously agreed to the group's contribution.

Netflix ships milestone 5 billionth disc

Netflix ships milestone 5 billionth disc Netflix still ships a million discs each week. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images The company, which ships a million discs each week, announced the milestone in a tweet Monday. "The most heartfelt thank you to our incredible members that have been with us for the past 21 years of DVD Netflix," Netflix said in its tweet. "Five billion discs delivered is a huge milestone and we owe it all to our amazing members and team members." The 21-year-old company made its bones as a DVD-by-mail rental service but has steadily been pushing subscribers toward its streaming service for the past decade.

That’s a significant jump from the million a year that Netflix had paid previously to stream the show. Questions about the show’s future on the service began over the weekend when customers Streaming services have anticipated this for years. In order to differentiate one offering from another

An environmental fund backed by Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged million to help fight Amazon fires - just days after he shared inaccurate photos of the blaze. Brazilian federal experts reported a record number of wildfires across the country this year, up 84 percent over the same period in 2018.

By way of comparison, one charity backed by actor Leonardo DiCaprio has announced that it will contribute $5 million to fight fires in the Amazon. Speaking to Reuters on Monday, DiCaprio said, "Governments around the world, including Brazil, need to work together to make sure this doesn't continue."

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