The Amazon rainforest is on fire. More than 75,000 individual fires have swept across the country since January — an 84% increase compared to the same period last year. The total fires are much higher than expected, even at the end of the dry season. High rates of deforestation, climate change and President Jair Bolsonaro’s pro-agribusiness and mining policies will continue to threaten the rainforest. The French President Emmanuel Macron wants G-7 leaders to help tackle the fires in the Amazon jungle. "The Amazon rain forest - the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen - is on fire. It is an international crisis," the French president tweeted. It will be the first topic of discussion on Monday. Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro, who has echoed Trump’s approach on environmental issues, wasn't thrilled with Macron's comments. He said that discussing the fires without his country’s involvement showed a “colonial mentality that isn’t appropriate for the 21st century.”