Leonardo DiCaprio @leonardodicaprio

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Fires are a major issue for our rainforests and our planet. These fires are intensified by many factors, including the climate crisis and deforestation. Loss of habitat through illegal logging and development exacerbates the intensity and duration of these fires, helping to create situations like the one in the Brazilian Amazon today.⁠
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Wondering what you can do to help?⁠
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1. Keep informed about the situation. Sites like Global Forest Watch Fires (http://fires.globalforestwatch.org/home/) provide valuable information about the fires going on right now.⁠
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2. Share your passion for the rainforest with your friends. Educate others about this issue and why it is so important.⁠
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3. Try changing your daily habits to be more environmentally friendly. Purchasing environmentally-friendly products and reducing or reusing paper is a great way to start!.⁠
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4. If you can, make your voice for the environment heard in your local and national elections.⁠
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5. Support organizations like Rainforest Trust. While we can't help stop these particular fires, our work to prevent deforestation helps stop fires like this from happening again. Click the link in the bio to help protect rainforests around the world.⁠
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#amazonfires #amazon #rainforest #wildlife #nature #deforestation #saveacres

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photo_library #Regram #RG @rainforestalliance
The secret to stopping deforestation in Guatemala? Community. ⁣⁣⁣
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🌳 In the first photo, community-managed forest concessions protect the beauty of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, provide habitat for wildlife like jaguar and scarlet macaw, and create thousands of sustainable jobs for local communities -- all while keeping the healthy forest standing strong.⁣⁣
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🔥 Second photo: in a nearby region without community management, deforestation runs rampant as illegal logging, drug trafficking, foreign interests, and agricultural and livestock expansion all lead to the decimation of this natural treasure.⁣⁣
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Join us to support the people of the Petén and Maya Biosphere Reserve in our mutual goal of building the health of forests and the communities that depend on them for many generations to come. ⁣
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#RainforestAlliance #SalvemosPeten #Guatemala #MayaBiosphereReserve #FightDeforestation #FollowTheFrog⁣⁣ 📸: @sergioizquierdophoto

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photo_library #Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: 
The lungs of the Earth are in flames. 🔥 The Brazilian Amazon—home to 1 million Indigenous people and 3 million species—has been burning for more than two weeks straight. There have been 74,000 fires in the Brazilian Amazon since the beginning of this year—a staggering 84% increase over the same period last year (National Institute for Space Research, Brazil). Scientists and conservationists attribute the accelerating deforestation to President Jair Bolsonaro, who issued an open invitation to loggers and farmers to clear the land after taking office in January.⁣
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The largest rainforest in the world is a critical piece of the global climate solution. Without the Amazon, we cannot keep the Earth’s warming in check. ⁣
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The Amazon needs more than our prayers. So what can YOU do?⁣
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✔ As an emergency response, donate to frontline Amazon groups working to defend the forest. ⁣
✔ Consider becoming a regular supporter of the Rainforest Alliance’s community forestry initiatives across the world’s most vulnerable tropical forests, including the Amazon; this approach is by far the most effective defense against deforestation and natural forest fires, but it requires deep, long-term collaboration between the communities and the public and private sectors. ✔ Stay on top of this story and keep sharing posts, tagging news agencies and influencers. ⁣
✔ Be a conscious consumer, taking care to support companies committed to responsible supply chains.⁣ Eliminate or reduce consumption of beef; cattle ranching is one of the primary drivers of Amazon deforestation.
✔ When election time comes, VOTE for leaders who understand the urgency of our climate crisis and are willing to take bold action—including strong governance and forward-thinking policy.⁣
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#RainforestAlliance #SaveTheAmazon #PrayForAmazonia #AmazonRainforest #ActOnClimate #ForestsResist #ClimateCrisis 📸: @mohsinkazmitakespictures / Windy.com

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#Regram #RG @IamNickRose: Terrifying to think that the Amazon is the largest rain forest on the planet, creating 20% of the earth’s oxygen, basically the lungs of the world, has been on fire and burning for the last 16 days running, with literally NO media coverage whatsoever! Why?

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#Regram #RG @motherjonesmag:
Planting trees is good, but eliminating deforestation is better.⁠ ⁠ 
Every year, an estimated 15 billion trees are chopped down across the planet to make room for agricultural and urban lands and other uses. We’ve cut down so many that what’s left is about half of the number of trees that the Earth supported before the rise of human civilization, and scientists warn that it’s not helping our climate.⁠ ⁠
Planting more trees is one way to offset deforestation. But now, a report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finds that to have a shot at combatting the climate crisis, we’ll need to cut down fewer trees.⁠ ⁠ 
Global deforestation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. As a Mother Jones reporter explains:

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#Regram #RG @cnn: Earth faced unprecedented heat in July, its hottest month on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.⁣
▫️July's temperature across land and ocean surfaces worldwide was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average of 60.4.⁣
▫️ It was the highest for July since records began in 1880, besting the record set in 2016 by 0.05 degrees.⁣
▫️Sea ice set a record low for July, appearing 19.8% below average, beating the record of July 2012, according to an analysis by the National Snow and Ice Data Center using data from NOAA and NASA.⁣

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play_circle_filled Global warming in the Arctic doesn't only mean ice sheets melting. 
Here are 4 other unexpected and terrible consequences of the rise in temperature.

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play_circle_filled Wildlife trafficking is the fourth-largest illegal trade in the world, worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually. It’s a key component of the unfolding biodiversity crisis causing ecosystem collapse, which is dangerous for humans, too. We can be a part of stopping trafficking in its tracks. Take action: https://on.nrdc.org/2Yw0jJV[Artwork by @experrinment]

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photo_library #Regram #RG @ladzinski:
Disgustingly unacceptable. I have no other words for this scene, an algae bloom on Lake Erie’s south western shore. The leading contributor of these blooms is excess phosphorus and nitrates from agricultural fertilizer that’s washed into streams as well as distributed via wind during winter months. Pollutants from industrial and pharmaceutical factories are also a link. High temperatures and still air create perfect conditions for algae to proliferate and accumulate at the surface. Photographed on assignment for @natgeo

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#Regram #RG @ajplus: "It's toxic to us.⁣" ⁣ ⁠ Plastic ...

play_circle_filled #Regram #RG @IPCC:
IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land:
Land is under growing human pressure.
Land is a part of the solution.
But land can't do it all.
#SRCCL #climatechange #GlobalGoals

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#Regram #RG @guardian: 
Ethiopians have planted about 350m trees in a single day as part of a national effort to tackle the climate crisis and deforestation. 
The aim is to grow 4bn new trees by getting every citizen to plant at least 40 seedlings over the summer. 
Public offices reportedly closed to enable civil servants to take part in the initiative, which broke India's record of most trees planted in a day (50m). Ethiopia's forest coverage shrank from 35% in the 1900s to just 4% in the 2000s.

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