As fires rage in the Amazon, the world’s richest countries pledge $20 million to help (but not the U.S.)

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A snake is seen while a tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil. August 24, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino.

The three-day G7 summit ended today with not much to show for it. The most significant accomplishment was a pledge of $20 million to fight the fires in the Amazon jungle. That fund includes no money from the U.S. President Trump skipped the meeting on the crisis in the Amazon and climate change.

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Guest:
Aaron Blake - senior political reporter for the Washington Post political analysis blog, The Fix - @AaronBlake

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Rebecca Mooney