Amazon Fires: Dramatic Drone Footage Shows Fire Gathering Strength
Drone footage from Reuters captures smoke and fires gathering strength in Brazil’s Amazon, Tuesday, August 27, leaving behind it a trail of desolation.
This somber scene has angered many in the international community as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified an unfolding environmental crisis.
Amid a global chorus of concern and condemnation, Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro pledged in an address to the nation to mobilize the army to help combat the blazes, while his administration launched a diplomatic charm offensive to try to mend bridges overseas. (Reuters)