The image of Brazil around the world is really on fire. His main postcard, the Amazon, is on fire. Bolsonaro is burning himself, even the institution to which he belongs. Shouldn't the military be that nationalist institution that defends its own people, its own nation? Yes ...
The international repercussions of the denial of the president and his environment minister regarding deforestation data, the exoneration of the former director of INPE, Ricardo Galvão, Bolsonaro's fecal statements were news and a joke around the world. And then the fire ...
There is no talk of political conspiracy. When a forest is burned, a whole network of life, of biodiversity, is burned, people are surprised and very sorry for the death of innocent animals. Especially when what is burning is the largest rainforest in the world, of which everyone feels a part. The flames and the damage have unimaginable and irreparable dimensions.
If the government doesn't care, it plays down the fact that fires have always existed (which is true, but it doesn't soften the severity of fires) on its own, giving you a good shot in the foot.
Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest - the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen - is on fire. It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 Summit, let's discuss this emergency first order in two days! #ActForTheAmazon pic.twitter.com/dogOJj9big- Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) August 22, 2019
Even out here in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean I hear about the record amount of devastating fires in the Amazon. My thoughts are with those affected. Our war against nature must end.- Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 22, 2019
Demonstrations in Brazil and in the world
There will be demonstrations here and in the world. From Macron to Greta Thunberg to Guterres, the UN Secretary General, Madonna, the pop star Cristiano Ronaldo, the player… all against Bolsonaro in defense of the Amazon. Social media is on fire with hashtags #PrayforAmazonas #PrayforAmazonia #ActForTheAmazon #Brazil #WakeUp
As Madonna said, “wake up” and Greta “our war against nature must end”. Let's mobilize!
By Daia Florios, article in Portuguese