Tsipras: Fires in the Amazon threaten our common home, the Earth

“The fires in the Amazon do not threaten some far-flung corner of the planet but our common home, the Earth,” SYRIZA President and main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras said in a social media post on Saturday.

“Climate change, policies that ignore the environment in the name of selfishness and profit, lead to tragic developments for our life itself,” he noted.

Indifference to this threat was indifference to both the present and future of our children, Tsipras added, while leaders that overlooked this reality were essentially committing crimes against humanity.

SYRIZA’s president also criticised the Greek prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, for failing to use the opportunity to support the French president on this issue during their meeting in Paris, and of failing to make even one statement in this direction.

“We heard nothing,” Tsipras said, and noted that Greece must also oppose the EU-Mercosur agreement so long as the extreme right Bolsonaro government fails to meet its environmental obligations.