From January to April, a forest area the size of Los Angeles was cut down. ???? Learn more about the state of the world’s forests by clicking the link in the @WorldEconomicForum's bio. #covid19 #coronavirus #forests #amazon #rainforest
From the @WashingtonPost: Much of the world remains consumed with the deadly novel coronavirus. The United States, crippled by the pandemic, is in the throes of a divisive presidential campaign and protests over racial inequality. But at the top of the globe, the Arctic is enduring its own summer of discontent. Wildfires are raging amid record-breaking temperatures. Permafrost is thawing, infrastructure is crumbling and sea ice is dramatically vanishing. In Siberia and across much of the Arctic, profound changes are unfolding more rapidly than scientists anticipated only a few years ago. Shifts that once seemed decades away are happening now, with potentially global implications. Go to the link in the @WashingtonPost’s bio to read more. (Photo by Yevgeny Sofroneyev/TASS/Getty)
Via @nrdc_org: Anti-Black racism and white supremacy are inextricably linked to the climate crisis. We cannot begin to resolve one without the other. Whether it be the extractive legacy of slavery and colonialism or environmental racism through increased exposure to toxic pollutants or disproportionate impacts of climate change, if we do not address the root causes that exist we will not achieve justice. ???? You can learn more through the link in the @NRDC_org’s bio. #BlackLivesMatter #ClimateJustice
I commit to listen, learn and take action.
I am dedicated to end the disenfranchisement of Black America, that has been present for too long.
I will support those individuals, organizations and coalitions that are committed to bring about long-term change.
I will be donating personally to each of the following organizations.
Please, join me, in following and learning from the organizations below.
Color of Change - @ColorofChange
Fair Fight Action - @FairFightAction
The NAACP - @NAACP
Equal Justice Initiative - @eji_org
This traditional fishing village in Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam, floats atop emerald waters among lush limestone karst formations. Villagers depend on the sea for survival and make a living from fishing, aquaculture, and tourism. It looks like paradise, but their unique way of life is threatened by wastewater, plastic pollution, unsustainable tourist activities, and climate change. If Lan Ha Bay is to remain a beautiful place to live and visit, tourists must take care to reduce their environmental impact while visiting—if they visit at all. Via @NatGeoTravel | Video by @tobyharriman
Please join me in supporting #RADArt4Aid, a dedicated global auction from @MarkSeliger, @ChristiesInc, and @Radvocacy, taking place May 28 - June 12.
The auction features 25 of Mark’s most iconic portraits with 100% of proceeds directly supporting COVID-19 relief organizations, including #AmericasFoodFund.
For more information about the auction, click the link in my bio.
From @CNNClimate: As China and India prepare to revive their economies, climate experts are demanding they use this recovery period to enact policies that reduce emissions and invest in renewable energy and climate-resilient infrastructure, which they say will create jobs and better the economy. Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, India and China were positioning themselves as global climate leaders and experts warn creating recovery packages without environmental regard could wind back their previous work on climate change. "The recovery packages can either kill these two birds with one stone — setting the global economy on a pathway towards net-zero emissions — or lock us into a fossil system from which it will be nearly impossible to escape," they wrote earlier this month in the Oxford Review of Economic Policy. (????:Bloomberg / Contributor)
#GRANT tells the fascinating story of Ulysses S. Grant, The Civil War leader and President. It was a privilege to help bring this three-part series to life as Executive Producer. Watch the series on @history starting tonight.
The Jamaican Iguana is not found anywhere else on Earth except Jamaica. Aggressively hunted by invasive predators, like the Indian Mongoose, the iguana was thought to be extinct until 1990 when it was accidentally rediscovered. Ever since, the Jamaican Iguana Recovery Group has been working to save the species. They bring iguana hatchlings from the wild to the Hope Zoo in Kingston, where the iguanas, about the size of a pinky finger, enter a head start program. After 5 or 6 six years, when they are large enough, they return to the wild in the Hellshire Hills on the mainland. But the Hellshire Hills can only hold 1,000 iguanas. Goat Islands, a wildlife sanctuary, can hold 10,000 iguanas. But before scientists can start reintroducing iguanas there, they have to rid Greater Goat Island of invasive predators. Within the next few years, they may be able to start reintroducing iguanas on Greater Goat Island and help secure them from extinction. #Iguana #Jamaica #JamacianIguana #Caribbean #GoatIsands #Wildlife #WildlifeSanctuary #EarthOptimism #ConservationOptimism
Photo: @robindmoore @global_wildlife_conservation
Millions of baby turtles are racing into the sea from India's empty beaches.
A baby boom on India's shores. ???? Read more by tapping the link in the @worldeconomicforum’s bio #turtles #india #sealife #oceans #animals
Virunga National Park is one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet and home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla. Three weeks ago, twelve park rangers and their driver tragically lost their lives protecting civilians from an armed attack by a militia group. The future of Virunga hangs in the balance as it deals with the impacts of Ebola and COVID-19, and now this recent attack. Today, with the help of @EarthAlliance, @EmersonCollective and @Global_Wildlife_Conservation, along with support from @europeaid and @VirungaNationalPark, we announced the Virunga Fund, with $2 million in seed funding. If you can, please join me in supporting the fund today. Please see the link in my bio.