The G7 nations pledged a pathetic $20 million to help stop the Amazon Rainforest fires.
Rory McIllroy won $15 million in winning the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday.
I'm sure a Brazilian soccer star would receive more money from a European team.
Leonardo DiCaprio's foundation pledged $5 million in Amazon aid.
But the world's richest nations could only come up with $20 million. Our fine president didn't even deign to attend the meeting called to discuss the Amazon emergency. The smoke and flames are fake news to him.
When Notre Dame burned last spring, $1 billion in contributions were raised in two days.
But the destruction of the rainforest called the Earth's lungs brings pocket change.
Now it appears that Brazil's thug president Jair Bolsonaro will reject the G7's woeful offer. I can't really blame him; the European pledge looks condescending.
Bolsonaro probably would not use the money for the Amazon fires anyway. $20 million's not a lot to stop the destruction of the Amazon, but some Bolsonaro crony surely would welcome it.
The G7 probably spent $20 million on state dinners during the meeting in France. Or on gowns for the first ladies.
The Amazon keeps burning as the world does nothing.