The Amazon rainforest is burning at a rate. French President Emmanuel Macron said the number of fires is an " crisis". There has been an 85 per cent in fires this . Mr Macron said urgent is needed. He said the fires should be top of the at the G7 summit of world leaders. He tweeted about how the fires are. He wrote: "Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest - the which produce 20% of our planet’s - is on fire. It is an international crisis."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the fires an "acute ". She said they were "". She added that the fires threatened Brazil, its , and the world. The UK leader Boris Johnson called the fires "heartbreaking". He said: "We stand to provide whatever help we can to bring them under and help protect one of Earth's greatest ." UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: "In the of the global climate crisis, we cannot afford more to a major source of oxygen and . The Amazon must be protected."