The feud between the Brazilian and French leaders just turned ugly

NASA Releases Infrared Data Of The Amazon Rainforest Fire And The Results Are Shocking

Satellite images show extent of Amazon rainforest fires

Brazilian warplanes dumped thousands of gallons of water over the weekend to battle the raging Amazon rain forest fires - as leaders of the G7 nations said they were working out an agreement to aid the South American country.

Brazil would have to agree to any reforestation plan, as would indigenous communities living in the world's biggest rainforest.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his country would send a water bomber plane to fight the Amazon blazes and contribute some $15 million to the effort.

The Triple A project is a conservation effort led by a nonprofit called Gaia Amazonas, in collaboration with NGOs and global governments that, the Independent reports, would create "the world's largest protected area, a corridor of rainforest 135 million hectares long stretching from the Andes mountain range to the Amazon and Atlantic ocean". Experts say increased land clearing during the months-long dry season to make way for crops or grazing has aggravated the problem this year.

Up to 44,000 people, mostly from the Brazilian army, navy and air force, have been fighting wildfires in the Amazon since Saturday. Brazil's President, Jair Bolsonaro, criticized the G7, particularly Macron, for deciding to take action in a sovereign nation.

In a Twitter post on Monday, Bolsonaro said the idea of creating an global alliance to save the Amazon rainforest would be treating Brazil like "a colony or no man's land".

41,000 fires this yearJair Bolsonaro has come under fire for his reaction to the crisis as world leaders pledged support in dealing with the fires.

His decision to appoint his son Eduardo Bolsonaro as Brazil's ambassador to the United States was considered wrong by 72.7 per cent of the people polled.

The number of troops that the Brazilian government has pledged to send to help fight the fires.

Even so, Germany and Norway recently cut tens of millions of dollars in donations to Brazilian forestry projects, saying Bolsonaro's administration isn't committed to curbing deforestation. That is an 85% rise over a year ago, and about half of the fires have been in the Amazon region - with more than half of those coming just in the past month.

"Our teams are making contact with all the Amazon countries so we can finalize some very concrete commitments involving technical resources and funding", Macron said. The country's National Space Research Institute, which monitors deforestation, has recorded more than 77,000 wildfires in Brazil this year, a record since the institute began keeping track in 2013.

"The government created a sense of impunity among farmers who were willing to commit illegal acts to deforest", said Rómulo Batista, a member of Greenpeace Brazil's Amazonia Campaign. He then questioned if environmental groups might have started the fires in an effort to damage the standing of his government.

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