Friday briefing: Amazon fires an 'international crisis'

8/23/2019 9:55:00 AM

Friday briefing: Amazon fires an 'international crisis'

Friday briefing: Amazon fires an 'international crisis'

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro fulminates while forest burns … single ‘polypill’ reduces heart attacks and strokes … and a guide to the sounds of Notting Hill

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erikwill An international CRIME, I would say Sign the Greenpeace petition here Why wouldn’t you invite Brazil to the table, if only in an advisory capacity. G7, as we are all fully aware, are definitely not all knowing. BoycottBrazilianFood BoycottBrazilianBeef boycottbrazil Nothing to do with the Mercosur deal the EU struck with South American counties to buy tariff free meat in return for German/French cars that MSM failed to report on.....nothing at all! 😏

This would not be happening if Brazilian justice following the UN determination that Lula could be a candidate, why did the great powers of the world close their eyes at that time? Now the consequences are coming! Don't worry Brazil! America is sending you some rakes! General Villas Boas disse o correto é é melhor o Macron e outros respeitarem o q ele diz.

Bolsonaro no hace nada para parar estos incendios q él mismo mandó hacer, para destruir este lugar en total impunidad por gusto, por q está bien loco 🤬🤬🤬y por q no trabaja y no sabe q hacer con tanto tiempo libre, como se aburre, hizo este incendio para ver algo diferente. 🤬

Amazon fires reaction: Bolsonaro savaged over illegal fires - President urged to ACT NOWBRAZIL’S Amazon rainforest continues to be savaged by a record number of wildfires and the severity of the blaze has prompted fresh scrutiny of President Bolsonaro’s handling of the fires.

Amazon fires map: How much of the Amazon Rainforest has been LOST by ravaging wildfires?INTIMIDATING wildfires which are so intense they can be seen from space are tearing a devastating path across the Amazon rainforest. Express.co.uk reveals just how much of the rainforest has been lost to the ruinous ravaging wildfires.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro backtracks on claim NGOs started Amazon firesJair Bolsonaro says he never claimed NGOs were starting fires and adds that he was talking only of his suspicions. Deliberate they want the land... Brazil..

President says Brazil lacks the resources to fight Amazon firesBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday that the government lacks the resources to fight wildfires in the Amazon rainforest after satellite images showed a record number of burning spots. Not the military-industrial complex? Shocking! Estamos chocadas e principalmente com a inércia do governo federal !!!!😫😫😫 Muito triste isso !!!!!

Amazon rainforest fire: How Brazil’s environment minister was HECKLED over Amazon fireAS RAGING INFERNOS blaze in Brazil, the country's environment minister, Ricardo Salles, has been heckled at a meeting on climate change over the record number of fires in the Amazon.

Amazon rainforest fire area: How much of the Amazon Rainforest has burned?THE AMAZON rainforest fires have captured the attention of the world, as the ‘lungs of the planet’ burn - but how much of the Amazon rainforest has burned?

Top story: Macron heaps pressure on Brazil’s Bolsonaro Good morning – I’m Warren Murray with a summary of the news.18:57, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 19:26, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 0 The Amazon rainforest, which spans 5.12:09, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 15:36, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 0 Wildfires are raging across Brazil at a record rate according to Brazil’s space agency with more than 70,000 fires detected in the region this year alone.'Trump of the Tropics' - Controversial quotes by Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro Image: The states worst affected this year are Mato Grosso, Para and Amazonas, which fall within the Amazon region The comments come after environment minister Ricardo Salles was booed as he took the stage at a UN workshop on climate change in the northern state of Bahia on Wednesday.

France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, has said the fires in the Amazon are an “international crisis” and called for them to be the first item discussed at the G7 summit, which begins tomorrow. “Our house is burning,” Macron wrote, adding that the Amazon produced 20% of the world’s oxygen. More than 73,000 have been recorded, a surge of 83 percent over the same period in 2018, according to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). Brazil’s president, the far-right nationalist and conspiracy theorist Jair Bolsonaro, accused Macron of a “colonialist mindset”. Related articles Amazon rainforest fire: Video captures devastating impact of blaze How much of the Amazon Rainforest has been LOST by ravaging wildfires? The shocking map from InfoAmazonia below reveals the staggering extent of the wildfires raging across Brazil right now. Bolsonaro has angrily played down the fires as a “domestic Brazilian issue” and an annual phenomenon, while trying to blame NGOs without any evidence. Related articles Amazon rainforest fire: When did the Amazon rainforest fire start? President Bolsonaro took office on January 1 and prioritised developing the Amazonian forest for farming and mining, ignoring international concern over increased deforestation. Brazil has had more than 72,000 fires this year, an 84% increase on the same period in 2018. It marks an 84% increase compared to the same period in 2018.

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, said he was “deeply concerned” about the effect on the global climate crisis: “We cannot afford more damage to a major source of oxygen and biodiversity. The space agency said the large number of wildfires could not be attributed to the dry season or natural phenomena alone.co.” Bolsonaro’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, has been booed while addressing a climate event. Cloud over grand design – Small investors who put millions into the TV property guru Kevin McCloud’s eco-friendly housing ventures have been told they could lose up to 97% of their money. Brazilian President Bolsonaro has been blamed for the escalation of the fires (Image: Getty) “The dry season creates the favourable conditions for the use and spread of fire, but starting a fire is the work of humans, either deliberately or by accident. McCloud wooed investors into schemes promising returns of up to 9% a year from his Happiness Architecture Beauty (HAB) homes businesses. However, the exact figure is unknown - and likely never will be given the sheer size and scale of the devastation. But small investors who put £2. He has even said that non-governmental organisations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to bring shame on the government after he cut their funding. Image: Jair Bolsonaro and Ricardo Salles have been calling for more development in the Amazon region He and Mr Salles have been calling for more development and economic opportunities in the Amazon region, which they consider to be over-protected by current laws.

4m into one of the bonds are on course to lose between 74% and 97% of it in a worst-case scenario. Investors of another £1. JUST IN: This map shows how widespread the fires are (Image: InfoAmazonia).uk shows approximately 640 million acres have been affected by the fire (Image: GOOGLE/EXPRESS) Brazil’s space research centre Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), recorded 72,843 fires in the Amazon this year alone, marking an 83 percent surge compared to the same period in 2018.9m in were told to expect dividends of at least 5% by the end of 2016, but say they have received nothing and been “fobbed off”. McCloud told the Guardian: “I will of course do everything in my power to improve the current situation but I cannot discuss anything else at this point because we are, importantly, trying to find a resolution with both the mini-bond investors and the company.” Four-way pill cuts heart risk – A once-a-day “polypill” containing four drugs including aspirin, cholesterol-fighting statins and heart medications is safe and reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes in people over the age of 50, a study has found. The savage blazes led to Amazonas declaring a state of emergency on Monday after three weeks of particularly severe fires have plagued the country.

Writing in the Lancet, researchers from the UK, US and Iran report that 3,417 people were given advice on blood pressure and cholesterol, diet, exercise and smoking. A similar number were given the polypill as well. After five years, those taking the pill had a 34% lower rate of heart attack, heart failure or stroke.” Related articles Amazon rainforest fire: How did the Amazon fire start? The daytime blackout, which lasted around one hour and came about after strong winds carried the intense forest fire smoke from the burning states of Amazonas and Rondonia, more than 1,700 miles (2,700km) to São Paulo, plunged half of the country into darkness. Scientists in the field have welcomed the “robust” study, though Professor Jeremy Pearson, from the British Heart Foundation, cautioned the benefits of the polypill might appear exaggerated in Iran, compared with higher-income countries where there is better preventative medical care. Cummings’s Downing St role questioned – Dominic Cummings is not fit to work at No 10, having been found in contempt of parliament, the leading Tory MP and Johnson supporter Damian Collins has suggested.

“There should be some sanction for those found in contempt of parliament,” said Collins – whose summons to a Commons committee was ignored by Cummings – “including whether they should be considered fit to hold public office”. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations, 60 percent which is located within Brazil. As Boris Johnson continues his European sortie, Emmanuel Macron has said the Irish backstop is “indispensable” and called for concrete alternative proposals from the prime minister. “We should all together be able to find something smart within 30 days if there is goodwill on both sides,” Macron said. “We need to try to have a useful month. Wildfires have also increased in Mato Grosso and Para, two states where Brazil’s agricultural industry has pushed into the Amazon basin and spurred deforestation.” Political editor Heather Stewart writes that Johnson’s trip has been a qualified success – allowing him to appear pro-active in seeking to resolve the backstop impasse, while his appearance at the Biarritz G7 summit on Saturday will burnish his image “simply by virtue of the fact that he is prime minister, and in contrast with his often socially awkward predecessor.

” (Ouch!) Spacewatch – India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has arrived at the Moon and started manoeuvring into a stable orbit. All going well it will deploy a lander called Vikram that is due to touch down at the lunar south pole on 7 September. If successful, it will make India the fourth country to make a controlled landing on the moon’s surface, behind Russia, the US and China. The mission lifted off on 22 July from the Satish Dhawan space centre on Sriharikota island off the coast of Andhra Pradesh. Runs on sun – The world’s first solar farm to power a railway route directly is due to plug into Network Rail’s Wessex line near Aldershot.

About 100 solar panels will initially provide 30kW to run the track’s signalling and lights. It could pave the way for a larger project capable of directly powering trains on the route from next year. Solar panels are already used to power the operations of train stations, including Blackfriars in central London. But the Aldershot project is the first time a solar array will bypass the electricity grid to plug directly into a railway’s “traction” system. Lunchtime read: Sound systems of Carnival With customised speakers pumping out earthquaking bass, sound systems are the booming heart of London’s Notting Hill Carnival.

This year, 36 systems will operate simultaneously from Kensal Road right down to Westbourne Grove. A selection of operators talk about 50 years of playing records from reggae to grime. Plus: we’ve mapped out the sounds at this year’s event. Sport The third Ashes Test continues today with England on top after Jofra Archer’s six-wicket haul at Headingley left the bowler “over the moon” and Australia wondering what to do with their top order. The sports minister, Nigel Adams, has agreed to ask the English Football League to extend Friday’s 11.

59pm deadline for the expulsion of Bury, following a request by the Bury North MP James Frith. The England goalkeeper, Carly Telford, has criticised the efforts of France as Women’s World Cup hosts, describing the tournament as “a balloon that deflated quickly”. Diogo Jota and Raúl Jiménez scored to help Wolves to a 3-2 victory at Torino that was a huge step towards reaching the Europa League group stage. Brooks Koepka, the four-times major winner, shot a 67 at East Lake to share the lead at the Tour Championship and said he was delighted with the results of a naked photoshoot for a magazine. Eddie Jones has paired Tom Curry and Sam Underhill together for the first time for England’s Rugby World Cup warm-up against Ireland.

And fans in rural New Zealand have raised concerns at how they will watch the World Cup in Japan given “terrible” internet reception in the rugby-mad nation, prompting the government to introduce legislation in a last-ditch effort to make the tournament more accessible. Business Hong Kong has a GDP bigger than many industrialised countries and is a world-class financial centre boasting a stock market with a total value of more than £2.5tn. No wonder business is showing signs of nerves after 11 weeks of street protests (you can follow a day in the life of a protester here). The consultancy Capital Economics predicts a recession in the next quarter: “Retail sales are particularly badly affected and mainland tourism has fallen,” says Capital’s Julian Evans-Pritchard.

“Four per cent of Hong Kong’s GDP is from tourism and 75% of tourists are from the mainland and they’ve stopped going because of the way the protests are portrayed there. We see this continuing deep into [the third quarter] with a technical recession – the first since the global financial crisis.” On the markets overnight, Asian shares have struggled to make headway amid uncertainty over how much further the US Federal Reserve will cut interest rates. Investors are keenly awaiting Fed chair Jerome Powell’s speech at a gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, around 1pm UK time. The pound is worth around $1.

222 and €1.104 while the FTSE is headed for a higher open. The papers Boris Johnson’s Brexit showdown with Emmanuel Macron is on the front of several of today’s papers, including the Guardian: “Macron tells Johnson Irish backstop is indispensable”. The Telegraph’s headline is “Johnson demands fresh border plan”. The i’s splash is “Johnson encounters French resistance”.

The Express carries an obscured picture of the PM, with his arms raised and fists clenched: “Brexit victory salute” it declares, saying Johnson can “rightly feel buoyant after winning over hardline Macron”. The Sun and the Mirror both carry stories about Prince William’s “budget” holiday. “Wills gives Harry a flying lesson” is the Sun’s headline, noting the prince’s family’s budget flight after his “bruv’s private jet storm”. The Mirror has “Wills & Kate’s £73 hols flight”. The Mail says “Wills and Kate’s £73 flight – and a first class lesson for Harry and Meghan”, but it saves its splash for a health “breakthrough”.

Its headline is “Four-in-one pill that slashes heart risk”, reporting a combination of aspirin, statins and blood pressure drugs “could stop thousands dying”. The Times leads on “Girls close gender gap in science and tech”, as it reports on Thursday’s GCSE results in which the number of girls sitting computing exams “jumped by 14% in one year”. The FT carries a large picture of the burning Amazon, but its main story is “EU plans crackdown on use of facial recognition in public areas”. Sign up The Guardian Morning Briefing is delivered to thousands of inboxes bright and early every weekday. If you are not already receiving it by email, you can sign up here.

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