Amazon rainforest: 'Our lungs are on fire'- BBC Newsnight

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Amazon rainforest: 'Our lungs are on fire'- BBC Newsnight 4.5
The "lungs of our planet" are on fire, Green MEP Magid Magid tells Newsnight, adding that "we need to wake up".

The Amazon rain forest is burning, as anger grows against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over the rate of deforestation. Mr Bolsonaro has said his government lacks the resources to fight the record number of fires.

Economics editor Ben Chu reports.

Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.


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Where are the Billionaires at?! This is a treasure burning, you got to help!

Author — verde 1011

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It took people 2 hours to notice Notre dame. But takes people 3 whole weeks to notice something that is way more important than some stupid building.. people shouldn't be crying over that they should be crying over our actual planet that let's us live. ACT NOW!!! USE UR MONEY WISELY DONT SPEND ON GUCCI SPEND ON HELPING OUR NATIVE ECOSYSTEMS AND CORAL REEFS ETC...

Author — Tristan Ribot

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Our lungs are on fire and our earth body is ILL.

Author — TheRange

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Finally the mainstream media are paying attention to this

Author — Dark Woods

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FORGET ABOUT AREA 51 ALREADY!! this topic should be much more important.. we can raid area 51 another day.. but we can't save our rain forest another day

Author — Uncle Bobby

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Pretty soon earth gonna look like mars

Author — Joseph Cingrani

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Instead of raiding area 51, raid the amazon forest with buckets of water

Author — Rotten Impala715

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Climate change or Man made, this is horrible...I don't think this is random. If someone is responsible for this, they have attacked not just a country or nation, they have attacked the world. This fire needs put out ASAP no matter what. BBC you are too late with this story... do not start pulling the Trump card. Media all over the world have failed. Every country will have been aware of this even in the UK and I am ashamed.

Author — Pirate Dog

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Amazon rainforest: * *has been on fire for three weeks* *

The media: I sleep

Murder: * *says that he played animal crossing once when he was younger* *

The media: *real shit?*

Author — Bird Bird

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Greed is killing the Amazon. And you want billionares to fix it? The corrupt in Brazil are the ones to blame.

Author — flipboom

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"Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned, and the last fish has been caught will we finally realise we cannot eat money." ~ Cree proverb

Author — iLoveToDraw

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Impeach that Brazilian President. That's crime to humanity!

Author — Pattrick

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The human race brought this all on themselves. We are our own worst enemy. There is no doubt as was recently predicted that the human race WILL be extinct by the year 2030. Good job all!!

Author — Hawgrydr B

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72.000 forests fire in 3 weeks, it's absolutely huge DISSASTER! !😱

Author — Mara Sol

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*GUYS IT'S NOW RAINING IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS, THANK GOD, THAT SHOULD TAKE OUT MOST OF THE FIRE.*

Author — grace

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If it’s known as the planets lungs. Then why won’t other countries help fight the fire?

Author — A B

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Some people just want to watch nature burning
Save the amazon
Save the Earth
Save our future

Author — Chipmunks Fever

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It breaks my heart that our kids and their kids are the ultimate ones who will pay the price for out actions. Wake up, fight for your lives and your kids' lives. We have to make a change, our futures are on the line

Author — nownikki7

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Fun fact:
We need nature
but nature doesn't need us.

Author — Alien from area 51

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Why did it take the news this long to talk about this?

Author — SpottyHickory 63