A viral photo from 2003 showcasing a burning Amazon rainforest is actually from 2003.
The photo was shared by French President Emmanuel Macron
Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest – the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen – is on fire. It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 Summit, let’s discuss this emergency first order in two days! #ActForTheAmazon pic.twitter.com/dogOJj9big
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) August 22, 2019
It was actually from 2003 and taken by Loren McIntyre:
This photo that’s gone around all over the place was taken by Loren McIntyre *dead since 2003* and is found on stock photo sites more I https://t.co/UIU4ukMTWN
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 23, 2019
This does not change the fact that there is burning currently in the Amazon Rainforest. With that being said we must make sure that what we share is accurate and not more propaganda put out by politicians trying to promote their agenda.
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