Skip to comments.Macron believes Bolsonaro 'lied' on climate at G20
Posted on 08/24/2019 12:46:21 PM PDT by Steely Tom
The official said Brazil's comments and policies over the last few weeks showed that Bolsonaro did not intend to respect obligations on climate change and also did not want to commit on concrete proposals to maintain biodiversity
French President Emmanuel Macron believes his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro lied to him on Brazil's stance on climate change, and France will now block a trade deal between the EU and South American nations.
"Given the attitude of Brazil over the last weeks, the president can only conclude that President Bolsonaro lied to him at the Osaka [G20] summit [in June]," a French presidential official said Friday, as a public row flared between the two leaders over wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest.
The official said Brazil's comments and policies over the last few weeks showed that Bolsonaro did not intend to respect obligations on climate change and also did not want to commit on concrete proposals to maintain biodiversity.
"Under these conditions, France will oppose the Mercosur [Free Trade Agreement with the EU] as it stands," the official added.
Macron tweeted earlier Thursday that fires burning in the Amazon amount to an international crisis and should be discussed as a top priority when the G-7 countries meet this weekend in France.
"Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rainforest -- the lungs which produce 20 percent 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!" Macron said on Twitter.
Agree....Also the G7 is about Economics, not hugging trees and bathrooms for tranfaggers.
Very good point.
But there’s a new, improved breed of purely ideological politicians.
They should be called Wiccans since they worship the earth so much.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bolivian President Evo Morales has authorized the hiring of a Boeing 747 aircraft named Supertanker to fight fires in Bolivia’s Amazon rainforest region. The aircraft, which can carry up to 75,000 liters, is expected to start work on Thursday . . .
I did not know that.
Well la de dah. No one is expected to obey their environmental commitments except the US, anyway.
India’s right up there too ... like China, most of their power is still produced from dirty coal
And to return to the subject of the article posted,
Macron is still a total a-hole
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