Amazon rainforest fires are an international crisis

The Amazon rainforest is burning. French President Emmanuel Macron said it is an "international crisis". He said urgent action is needed. World leaders at the G7 summit should talk about them. He tweeted: "Our house is burning.…The Amazon rain forest…is on fire. It is an international crisis."

Germany's leader called the fires an "acute emergency". She said they were dangerous to the whole world. The UK leader called the fires "heart-breaking". He wants to bring them under control "and help protect one of Earth's greatest wonders". The UN said: "The Amazon [and our oxygen] must be protected."