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CLIMATE CHANGE GETS LOUDER IN THIS COUNTRY, WE’RE SEEING THIS COUNTRY, WE’RE SEEING DEVASTATING IMAGES OF THE AMAZON DEVASTATING IMAGES OF THE AMAZON RAIN FOREST, OFTEN CALLED THE RAIN FOREST, OFTEN CALLED THE LUNGS OF THE PLANET. LUNGS OF THE PLANET. IT HAS EXPERIENCED MORE THAN IT HAS EXPERIENCED MORE THAN 74,000 FIRES SINCE JANUARY OF 74,000 FIRES SINCE JANUARY OF THIS YEAR, AN INCREASE OF 84% THIS YEAR, AN INCREASE OF 84% FROM THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR. FROM THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR. FIRES BURNING ACROSS SEVERAL FIRES BURNING ACROSS SEVERAL STATES ARE LARGE ENOUGH THAT STATES ARE LARGE ENOUGH THAT THEY COULD BE SEEN FROM SPACE. THEY COULD BE SEEN FROM SPACE. LIKE IN THIS NEW IMAGE THAT WAS LIKE IN THIS NEW IMAGE THAT WAS RELEASED BY NASA. RELEASED BY NASA. AND THIS CRISIS IS ALSO A AND THIS CRISIS IS ALSO A STARTLING REMINDER OF THE OFTEN STARTLING REMINDER OF THE OFTEN FRAUGHT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FRAUGHT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POLITICS AND SCIENCE ACROSS THE POLITICS AND SCIENCE ACROSS THE WORLD. WORLD. WHILE RESEARCHERS LINK THE SURGE WHILE RESEARCHERS LINK THE SURGE IN WILDFIRES TO AN INCREASES IN IN WILDFIRES TO AN INCREASES IN DEFORESTATION, BRAZIL’S DEFORESTATION, BRAZIL’S PRESIDENT, A KNOWN CLIMATE PRESIDENT, A KNOWN CLIMATE CHANGE SKEPTIC WHO RAN ON A CHANGE SKEPTIC WHO RAN ON A CAMPAIGN CALLING FOR DEVELOPING CAMPAIGN CALLING FOR DEVELOPING MORE OF THE RAIN FOREST MORE OF THE RAIN FOREST ATTEMPTED TO TURN THE BLAME ON ATTEMPTED TO TURN THE BLAME ON ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS WITHOUT ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS WITHOUT OFFERING EVIDENCE. OFFERING EVIDENCE. HE SAYS THE NONGOVERNMENTAL HE SAYS THE NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS COULD BE SETTING ORGANIZATIONS COULD BE SETTING THE FIRES IN AN ATTEMPT TO TURN THE FIRES IN AN ATTEMPT TO TURN PEOPLE AGAINST HIM AND THE PEOPLE AGAINST HIM AND THE GOVERNMENT OF BRAZIL. GOVERNMENT OF BRAZIL. REUTERS IS NOW REPORTING THAT REUTERS IS NOW REPORTING THAT THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT SAYS THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT SAYS BRAZIL LACKS RESOURCES NOW TO BRAZIL LACKS RESOURCES NOW TO FIGHT THESE AMAZON FIRES. FIGHT THESE AMAZON FIRES. JOINING ME FROM SAO PAULO, JOINING ME FROM SAO PAULO, BRAZIL A CORRESPONDENCE FROM BRAZIL A CORRESPONDENCE FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST,” MARINA “THE WASHINGTON POST,” MARINA LOPEZ, COVERING THE ENVIRONMENT LOPEZ, COVERING THE ENVIRONMENT AND BRAZIL FOR YEARS AND SHE AND BRAZIL FOR YEARS AND SHE JOINS BY SKIB. JOINS BY SKIB. I APPRECIATE THIS. I APPRECIATE THIS. EXPLAIN THE SITUATION FOR FOLKS EXPLAIN THE SITUATION FOR FOLKS IN THIS COUNTRY WHO DON’T FOLLOW IN THIS COUNTRY WHO DON’T FOLLOW FIRE SEASON IN BRAZIL IN GENERAL FIRE SEASON IN BRAZIL IN GENERAL HOW COMMON AND UNCOMMON IS IT, HOW COMMON AND UNCOMMON IS IT, AND WHY IS IT SO ALARMING THIS AND WHY IS IT SO ALARMING THIS YEAR? YEAR?>>WE HAVE SEEN A RECORD NUMBER>>WE HAVE SEEN A RECORD NUMBER OF FIRES THIS YEAR, AND IT IS OF FIRES THIS YEAR, AND IT IS DRY SEASON HERE. DRY SEASON HERE. THAT COULD BE PARTIALLY TO THAT COULD BE PARTIALLY TO BLAME. BLAME. RESEARCHERS SAY A LOT OF FIRES RESEARCHERS SAY A LOT OF FIRES WERE STARTED BY CATTLE RANCHERS WERE STARTED BY CATTLE RANCHERS USING THEM TO CLEAR PASTURE. USING THEM TO CLEAR PASTURE. IT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE’VE IT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE’VE SEEN A SPIKE IN DEFORESTATION SEEN A SPIKE IN DEFORESTATION SINCE THE ELECTION EARLIER THIS SINCE THE ELECTION EARLIER THIS YEAR AND HE RAN ON THIS PLATFORM YEAR AND HE RAN ON THIS PLATFORM OF OPENING UP THE AMAZON FOR OF OPENING UP THE AMAZON FOR DEVELOPMENT AND CUTTING DEVELOPMENT AND CUTTING HAVEN’TAL RED TAPE SO LOGGERS HAVEN’TAL RED TAPE SO LOGGERS AND RANCHERS TOOK THAT AS A AND RANCHERS TOOK THAT AS A GREEN LIGHT TO START CUTTING GREEN LIGHT TO START CUTTING DOWN TREES. DOWN TREES. IT’S A CRITICAL TIME FOR THE IT’S A CRITICAL TIME FOR THE RAIN FOREST RIGHT NOW. RAIN FOREST RIGHT NOW.>>THE CAN YOU MAKE A COGENT>>THE CAN YOU MAKE A COGENT ECONOMIC ARGUMENT THAT ECONOMIC ARGUMENT THAT DEFORESTATION IS THE ECONOMIC DEFORESTATION IS THE ECONOMIC PLAN BRA INDUSTRIAL NEEDS? PLAN BRA INDUSTRIAL NEEDS? IT SEEMS LIKE AN ODD — WEREN’T IT SEEMS LIKE AN ODD — WEREN’T THERE SIX OR SEVEN OTHER AGENDA THERE SIX OR SEVEN OTHER AGENDA ITEMS FIRST AS POTENTIAL WAYS TO ITEMS FIRST AS POTENTIAL WAYS TO HELP THE BRAZILIAN ECONOMY? HELP THE BRAZILIAN ECONOMY?>>WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A COUNTRY>>WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A COUNTRY ENTERING ITS FOURTH YEAR OF AN ENTERING ITS FOURTH YEAR OF AN ECONOMIC SLUMP. ECONOMIC SLUMP. WHILE A LOT OF BRA SKILLIANS WHILE A LOT OF BRA SKILLIANS AGREE THAT THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS AGREE THAT THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO DO MORE TO CLAMP DOWN ON TO DO MORE TO CLAMP DOWN ON DEFORESTATION, THEY SEE HOPE IN DEFORESTATION, THEY SEE HOPE IN THIS AGENDA THAT THE AMAZON IS THIS AGENDA THAT THE AMAZON IS FOR BRAZILIANS. FOR BRAZILIANS. HE’S TRIED TO PUSH THAT. HE’S TRIED TO PUSH THAT. THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA VIN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA VIN USED THEIR NATURAL RESOURCES FOR USED THEIR NATURAL RESOURCES FOR ECONOMIC GAIN AND IT’S TIME ECONOMIC GAIN AND IT’S TIME BRAZIL DOES THE SAME. BRAZIL DOES THE SAME. THAT IDEA IS APPEALING FOR THAT IDEA IS APPEALING FOR PEOPLE STRUGGLING FOR YEARS AND PEOPLE STRUGGLING FOR YEARS AND DON’T REALLY SEE A LIGHT AT THE DON’T REALLY SEE A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. END OF THE TUNNEL.>>IS THERE A — HOW WOULD YOU>>IS THERE A — HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THE OPPOSING CHARACTERIZE THE OPPOSING VIEWPOINT ON THIS PLAN IN VIEWPOINT ON THIS PLAN IN BRAZIL? BRAZIL? IS THERE OPPOSITION GROWING TO IS THERE OPPOSITION GROWING TO THIS, OR DOES HE BASICALLY HAVE THIS, OR DOES HE BASICALLY HAVE A GREEN LIGHT? A GREEN LIGHT?>>NO, THERE’S DEFINITELY>>NO, THERE’S DEFINITELY OPPOSITION. OPPOSITION. NGOs ARE OUTRAGED BY HIS NGOs ARE OUTRAGED BY HIS STATEMENTS THEY WERE TO BLAME STATEMENTS THEY WERE TO BLAME FOR THE FIRES. FOR THE FIRES. THEY’RE FIGHTING BACK. THEY’RE FIGHTING BACK. A LOT OF THE INTERNATIONAL A LOT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HAS ALSO BEEN STEADILY COMMUNITY HAS ALSO BEEN STEADILY INCREASING ECONOMIC PRESSURE AND INCREASING ECONOMIC PRESSURE AND SO SOME FARMERS IN BRAZIL WITH SO SOME FARMERS IN BRAZIL WITH ARE WORRIED THIS COULD MEAN BOY ARE WORRIED THIS COULD MEAN BOY COST THEIR GOODS AND TRYING TO COST THEIR GOODS AND TRYING TO WORK WITH THE GOVERNMENT TO SEE WORK WITH THE GOVERNMENT TO SEE IF THEY CAN START TAKING THIS IF THEY CAN START TAKING THIS PROBLEM MORE SERIOUSLY. PROBLEM MORE SERIOUSLY.>>BRAZIL IS NOW SAYING THEY>>BRAZIL IS NOW SAYING THEY CAN’T HANDLE THE FIRES CAN’T HANDLE THE FIRES THEMSELVES. THEMSELVES. WHAT EVIDENCE DO YOU SEE OF WHAT EVIDENCE DO YOU SEE OF OTHER COUNTRIES CHIPPING IN? OTHER COUNTRIES CHIPPING IN? IS IT THE UNITED STATES COMING? IS IT THE UNITED STATES COMING? ARE OTHER COUNTRIES COMING? ARE OTHER COUNTRIES COMING? WHAT KIND OF HELP IS BRAZIL WHAT KIND OF HELP IS BRAZIL TRULY ASKING FOR? TRULY ASKING FOR?>>THE FRENCH PRESIDENT CALLED>>THE FRENCH PRESIDENT CALLED FOR AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE FOR AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE G-7 AT THE SUMMIT THIS WEEK. G-7 AT THE SUMMIT THIS WEEK. GERMANY MENTIONED THE GERMANY MENTIONED THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPOSING POSSIBILITY OF IMPOSING SANCTIONS ON BRAZIL, NORWAY AND SANCTIONS ON BRAZIL, NORWAY AND GERMANY HAVE CUT MILLIONS OF GERMANY HAVE CUT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN AID TO BRAZIL THIS DOLLARS IN AID TO BRAZIL THIS WEEK BECAUSE THEY DON’T BELIEVE WEEK BECAUSE THEY DON’T BELIEVE HE’S COMMITTED TO ENDING HE’S COMMITTED TO ENDING DEFORESTATION. DEFORESTATION. THERE COULD BE AN IMPACT ON A THERE COULD BE AN IMPACT ON A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT. FREE TRADE AGREEMENT.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. MARINA, WE ALMOST MADE IT THE MARINA, WE ALMOST MADE IT THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW. ENTIRE INTERVIEW. WE ONLY HAD ABOUT ANOTHER 20 WE ONLY HAD ABOUT ANOTHER 20 SECONDS. SECONDS. I DO WANT TO REITERATE SOMETHING I DO WANT TO REITERATE SOMETHING THAT I HOPE VIEWERS CAUGHT. THAT I HOPE VIEWERS CAUGHT. YOU SAYING THAT AN EMERGENCY YOU SAYING THAT AN EMERGENCY MEETING AT THE G-. MEETING AT THE G-. THIS WILL BE ON THE AGENDA OF THIS WILL BE ON THE AGENDA OF THE G-7. THE G-7. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WILL PRESIDENT TRUMP BE ALONE IN

18 thoughts on “Full Lopes: Amazon Wildfire Will Be Discussed At G-7 Emergency Meeting | MTP Daily | MSNBC

  1. Trump at G7: (Trump voice) there's no fire in the Amazon. It's fake news made by the fake news media. Amazon is still taking advantage of our great postal service. It's should be G8! I want Russia in G8.

  2. Ho, My gosh! What are we doing for our world, Money , Power are destroying everything bit by bit without we are realize it. You can't even take Money and Power with you when you die. Sad.

  3. MSNBCannibals probably started this fire as a false flag to bring TRUMP INDUCED GLOBAL WARMING discussion so that US citizens are carbon taxed.. BUT NOT CHINA!! MSNBCannibals want the USA to be at a disadvantage because MSNBChina works for CHINA

  4. BTW, wildfires are very good for the soil , here in Florida we have controlled burns to actually help the forests out .. charcoal has immense surface area and this biologically helps the microbes and cation exhange which is needed for plant growth .. MSNBCannibals always trying to dupe the public with their evil propaganda

  5. PLEASE PEOPLE WE HAVE REAL PROBLEMS.. LIKE DENMARK'S PRIME MINISTER INSULTED DONNIE….
    BING BING BONG BING WWWWRRRR WWWWRRRRRRR .BING BING BONG .
    WE CAN BUY IT CHEAP WHEN IT'S DONE BURNING!!!!!!

  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy0B_lhspQk MSNBC, you are not highlighting what a crisis this is, and what a catastrophe it could quickly turn into. Please do better

  7. Please folks, eat less meat.
    Much less meat.
    Livestock farming is the primary driver for deforestation.
    77% of agricultural land is used for livestock and produces a measly 17% of calories. Crop-based foods are 16 (sixteen) times more productive than livestock by land use. If we cut our meat consumption in half, we would save 50% of our agricultural land use AND have more than enough food. It's a no brainier. 👍🌱
    https://ourworldindata.org/agricultural-land-by-global-diets

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