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Amazon rainforest fires: Firefighting SuperTanker plane from California arrives in Brazil | ABC7


MARC: A FIRE FIGHTING PLANE FROM CALIFORNIA ARRIVED IN BRAZIL EARLIER THIS MORNING TO HELP FIGHT THE WILDFIRES THERE. WE HAVE SOME NEW PICTURES OF THOSE PLANES THAT HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED. IT COMES AS THE COUNTRY’S PRESIDENT IS FIRING BACK AT CRITICS WHO SAY BRAZIL ISN’T DOING ENOUGH ABOUT THE FIRES IN THE AMAZON. SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW THE AMAZON RAIN FOREST BURNING AT A RECORD RATE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS NOW. YESTERDAY FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON CALLED THE WILDFIRES AN INTERNATIONAL CRISIS. IN RESPONSE, BRAZIL’S PRESIDENT ACCUSED MACRON OF TRYING TO

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  • It is not a political statement. This is an international crisis. Maybe of the President of Brazil didn’t slash his environmental enforcement agency and would stop blaming his critics as the ones who started the fires in order to make himself look bad, then maybe this would be under control.

  • Uh.. this plane is from colorado. Not california. These news stations really need to start checking the garbage they're putting out..

  • I am from Bolivia and the plane arrived to Santa Cruz de La sierra City (Bolivia) to work in the Bolivian's Amazon Forest, not in Brazil.

  • The plane landed in Bolivia and Bolivia (the poorest country in South America) is paying the bill to fight the fires NOT Brazil.
    Come on ABC7 ! did you even bothered to look into it? It seems like you are just reporting news you heard from a friend of a friend at a bar.

  • Please contact your senators and ask that the US fund part of the cost of the Global Super Tanker in its efforts to fight fires in the Amazon forest. The Amazon serves as a carbon "sink" for the planet –holding onto carbon in its forest and soil. Thus is serves as a way to mitigate against the increased carbon in the atmosphere due to fossil fuel use; it helps to decrease global warming. When it burns, we lose twice–it can't function as a carbon sink AND it releases the carbon stored into the atmosphere. It is in all of our best interest for the US to step up and help.

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