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Kamala Harris claimed in a tweet on August 23 that “The Amazon creates over 20% of the world’s oxygen”:
Brazil's President Bolsonaro must answer for this devastation. The Amazon creates over 20% of the world's oxygen and is home to one million Indigenous people.
Any destruction affects us all. pic.twitter.com/rbdtuHMXJ9
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 24, 2019
Chaser. . .
That is a lie — as we already reported — but here’s FactCheck.org FINALLY getting around to debunking this BS:
The Amazon does not produce 20% of the world’s oxygen, contrary to what politicians say and news orgs have reported. Scientists estimate the percentage is closer to 6% to 9%, and the Amazon ultimately consumes nearly all of that oxygen itself. https://t.co/mjkEX4qPtS
— FactCheck.org (@factcheckdotorg) September 3, 2019
Hopefully, they ask her about this tonight at the CNN town hall:
CNN's Climate Crisis Town Hall on Sept. 4:
5p Julián Castro
5:40pm Andrew Yang
6:20pm Kamala Harris
7pm Amy Klobuchar
8pm Joe Biden
8:40pm Bernie Sanders
9:20pm Elizabeth Warren
10pm Pete Buttigieg
10:40pm Beto O'Rourke
11:20pm Cory Booker https://t.co/pV7wYI95bI
— David P Gelles (@gelles) August 27, 2019
Tune in tonight!
Narrative status? BUSTED: Bjorn Lomborg fact-checks claim that the Amazon rain forest is the 'lungs of the Earth' https://t.co/rjFqV4vYCX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 27, 2019