Bossonalo said in Brazils presidential palace that in view of the current fire situation in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government will send troops to fight the fire in accordance with the Law on the Guarantee of Public Order. He said that measures would be taken to control fires forcefully and zero tolerance for crimes that damage the environment.
During the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, the Brazilian government deployed troops to Rio de Janeiro to assist the local police in maintaining public order.
According to Brazils National Institute for Space Research, the Amazon rainforest produced about 700 new fires between Wednesday and Thursday, causing severe air pollution in cities such as Sao Paulo. So far this year, more than 76,000 fires have occurred, the largest number since 2013.
Brazilian military: can mobilize tens of thousands of soldiers to fight fires
Brazils military chief of staff Raul Botelho said on the 24th that Brazil had 44,000 troops stationed in the northern Amazon region to mobilize against forest wildfires and to deploy more troops from other parts of the country.
It is reported that the Brazilian President has authorized the military to support the fight against the record number of forest wildfires currently raging in the Amazon region. But under Brazilian law, the Brazilian states have to ask for support before the authorities can deploy troops.
Ricardo Salles, Brazils environment minister, said four of Brazils nine states in the Amazon region, including Para, Rondonia, Roraima and Tocantins, had asked for support, and Mato Grosso and Acre were preparing to offer such support. Requirement.
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The Amazon Rainforest Fire has attracted worldwide attention. U. N. Secretary-General Gustave recently expressed his concern about the Amazon fire through social media. At a time when the world is in a climate crisis, we must not allow this planets main source of oxygen and biodiversity to face more damage, he said. Amazon must be protected, he stressed.
A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Amazon rainforest fire was a serious emergency. The scope of the fire is shocking, threatening not only Brazil and other affected countries, but also the whole world.
British Prime Minister Johnson said Britain was deeply concerned about the Amazon rainforest fire and would use the G7 Summit to call for renewed attention to nature conservation.
Source: Qian Mingxiao_NBJ10675, Responsible Editor of CNN