Amazon Blaze a Critical Topic at G7 Summit

The blazes burning through the Amazon was a top agenda item at the G7 summit.

Over the weekend, some leaders called for the European Union to pull out of the Mercosur Trade Deal, but French President Emmanuel Macron tells BBC that leaders are close to an agreement to help fight the fires and repair the damage. The UK and EU pledged financial support.

Brazilian President Bolsanaro jumped into action after facing international criticism and deployed 40 thousand troops to fight the fires. This comes after denying the flames posed any threats to the ecosystem.