Actor and Environmentalist
#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.
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.
#Regram #RG @ajplus : "It's toxic to us." Plastic bags and toilet seats. Hundreds of discarded fishing nets. All of this was stuck to the seabed of Greece’s Andros island. Volunteers collected over 660 lbs of plastic waste. But some say the microplastics leave an invisible imprint on the environment and even ourselves. They can be consumed by fish that then become a part of our diet. #environment #pollution #plasticbags #coralreefs #greece #seabed #fishingnets #microplastics #coral #plastic #ocean #sealife #sea #fish #trash #zerowaste #plasticfree #recycle #reef #underwater #oceanlife #marinelife #rubbish #reef #sea #miroplastic #underwaterphoto #saveouroceans #conservation
#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
#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.
#Regram #RG @sealegacy : A young sea turtle drags a tangle of fishing nets and other debris through the open ocean off the coast of the Canary Islands. This is just one example of the danger that #plasticpollution poses to the health of marine wildlife. Seabirds and whales are found dead with their bellies full of #plastic. Coastal communities the world over are suffocated by plastic waste that comes from far-off shores. And in America, the plastics industry intends to expand production at least 35% by 2025 - with no plan for preventing more #plasticpollution from entering our ocean, or protecting frontline communities from toxic pollutants. Current #US regulations are decades old and we think it's well past time for @EPAgov to update them. Will you join us and stand up for our ocean, our communities and help #StopPlasticPolluters? Join us and start #TurningTheTide by signing the petition (link in our bio and in our stories ) to make sure the #EPA knows you want new standards for protecting our #ocean. #BreakFreeFromPlastic and join the 275+ organizations standing in support including @SeaLegacy @BlueSphereFoundation @lonelywhale 🎥 : @francisperez000 UPDATE: Hi everyone! Several of you asked what happened to this little sea turtle, and we are happy to be able to tell you that she was cut free soon after this video was taken. Thank you for your concern for her safety and well-being. 🐢🌊🙏
THESE EYES. They belong to Save the Rhino Trust Namibia trackers and Rhino Rangers. They risk everything, everyday to protect the last free-roaming population of Black Rhinos left on earth. Today on #WorldRangerDay, let’s show them we see them and help them do their job for rhinos, for us and for the future of this planet. Join me, @savetherhinonamibia , and @wildnetorg by sharing this picture and donating at https://donate.wildnet.org/srt and spread awareness using #eyeseeyou.
#Regram #RG @guardian : The Arctic Circle is suffering from an unprecedented number of wildfires in the latest sign of a climate crisis. Huge blazes in Greenland, Siberia and Alaska are producing plumes of smoke that can be seen from space. The World Meteorological Organisation has said these fires emitted as much CO2 in a month as the whole of Sweden does in a year.
In Thailand's Huai Kha Khaeng (HKK ) Wildlife Sanctuary, tigers are roaring back thanks to a major long-term effort by the government of Thailand, supported by @thewcs As a result, tiger numbers in the sanctuary have risen dramatically, from 41 in 2010-11 to 66 today – a more than 60 percent increase. In addition, tigers moving beyond boundaries of the sanctuary are providing a foundation for a recovering population across the entire Western Forest Complex of Thailand, with benefits even spilling over across the border into the Taninthayi region of Myanmar. #GlobalTigerDay
#Regram #RG @ashlukadraws : WE ARE MAUNA KEA. Standing in solidarity with protesters on Mauna Kea, protecting the Sacred ‘āina from scientific imperialism. It breaks my heart to see indigenous people and land continue to be dismissed by the state of Hawaii and its wealthy developers. Words from @kanielaing : “You don’t have to be Hawaiian to understand the dangerous precedent this sets. Mauna Kea impacts all of us. It’s an environmental struggle against wealthy developers who seek free reign. It’s a microcosm of what’s happening across Hawaii and the world: profiteers exploiting fragile places without regard for the future. We’re not concerned about how many passive dollars this will bring our economy. We are concerned about whether we will be able to breathe in 20 years, or be out of fresh water, or have any space left in our sacred places, or if the beaches we grew up in still be there. Some things are more important than a quick buck—like our planet’s and peoples’ survival. That would be $1.3 billion well spent. #maunakea #wearemaunakea #kukiaimauna” To support, visit kahea.org / donate to Hawaii Community Bail Fund (link in highlights ) ❤️ ———————- This image was drawn using stills from my friends at @standingabovetheclouds , a beautiful, powerful portrayal of the mothers and sisters at the forefront of the fight to protect sacred land on the Big Island.
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#Regram #RG @worldeconomicforum : A grassroots solution. #environment #trees #agriculture #climate #kenya
#Regram #RG @cnnclimate : Environmentalists have removed more than 40 tons of plastic from the Pacific Ocean. And while that might seem like a lot — equivalent in weight to about 24 cars — it barely made a dent. Members of the Ocean Voyages Institute said the cleanup mission was the "largest and most successful ocean cleanup to date" in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Located between California and Hawaii, it is the biggest concentration of floating debris in the world. The crew removed trash including detergent bottles, plastic furniture and children's toys, and also collected fishing gear called "ghost nets" — massive nets of nylon or polypropylene that drift and accumulate plastic debris. “What we’ve done out there is small compared to the magnitude of the problem, but it’s scalable and can be spread,” said the founder of the group. It's estimated that 1.15 to 2.41 million tons of plastic enter the ocean each year. (📸: Ocean Voyages Institute )
An incredible win for the Amazon. The Waorani have succeeded in protecting over 500,000 acres of rainforest from oil drilling. Proud to support the #WaoraniResistance. #Regram #RG @amazonfrontlines : Today, Waorani leaders gave a symbolic press conference outside Ecuador’s first oil well explaining what this historic victory means for the Waorani People and neighbouring indigenous nations across the Ecuadorian Amazon: “The court’s final ruling states very clearly that our territory is our decision and that our forest is not for sale!" said Nemonte Nenquimo Waorani leader. “This is a victory for all indigenous nations that have been manipulated and deceived by the government, and whose rights have been violated. The Government has to listen to us and respect our decisions, and the lives of all Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon.“ Now, let’s build on the Waorani's precedent-setting victory in order to defend 7 million acres more of rainforest under threat from oil extraction in the Ecuadorian Amazon! Link in bio #ResistenciaWaorani #waoraniresistance
Join the fight for the vaquita. @SeaofShadows exposes and combats the criminal enterprises driving the world's smallest porpoise to extinction. Now playing across the US. Link in bio for tickets. #SeaofShadows
#Regram #RG @gretathunberg : School strike week 46. The climate crisis doesn’t go on summer holiday, and neither will we. We go on. #fridaysforfuture #schoolstrike4climate #climatestrike
#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange : Photo by Marcio Pimenta @marpimenta for @everydayclimatechange Amazon, Brazil 🇧🇷 . Yesterday I flew over part of the Amazon and saw how the current Brazilian government is against environmental policies. The National Institute of Space Research detected an increase of 88% in Amazon deforestation comparing June 2019 to June 2018. Since the beginning of the extreme right-wing government of President Jair Bolsonaro, there is an expansion of economic activities in the region that clear the forest for mining, agricultural expansion and livestock. #everydayclimatechange #climatecrisis #brazil #amazon #rainforest #stressnexus #leicam10
The endangered vaquita is on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 15 remaining. Take action and sign the petition via the link in bio and watch the incredible fight to save them in @seaofshadows , premiering 7/12 in select theaters. #SaveTheVaquitaDay
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org : The climate crisis is altering seasonal patterns and fueling disasters across the nation. 🚨 In California, this means hotter days and more severe weather events, including wildfires. 🔥 As a result, Californians face a variety of increasing health problems, from asthma to heat strokes. California residents have much to gain from climate action—and lives to lose if we fail to clean up climate-damaging pollution. Learn more via the link in our profile. - #california #climatechange #health #asthma #publichealth #wildfire #climatechangeisreal
The government of Ecuador is still trying to auction off the ancestral lands of the Waorani for oil drilling. Link in bio to sign the petition and protect the Amazon. #WaoraniResistance @amazonfrontlines
#Regram #RG @financialtimes : 🚨 Temperatures are rising, the glaciers of the Himalayas are melting — and here’s why this is particularly significant: because the area provides water for about 800m people across Asia. 🚨 A forthcoming study surveyed decades of satellite data and found that the glaciers have been losing the equivalent of 50cm of ice vertically each year since 2000, melting twice as fast as they were during the 1975 to 2000 period. Several factors contribute to melting in the Himalayas, including settled soot and changing precipitation factors. However, the new study suggests that temperature is the single biggest factor that drives the rate of melting, underscoring the impact of climate change on an area that is a critical source of water supply for India and China. 🔸 The research comes as global carbon dioxide emissions hit a record high last year, and as the earth’s average temperature has warmed about 1C compared with pre-industrial times. 🔸 Read more at the link in our bio. 📸: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
#Regram #RG @greenpeace : We’re on an epic voyage from Pole to Pole, campaigning for a huge network of ocean sanctuaries. If we win, it might be one of the biggest conservation efforts in human history. . Everyone has a part to play. Are you on board yet? www.greenpeace.org/protecttheoceans . #Oceans #ProtectTheOceans #blueplanet #greenpeace #activism #nature #instagood #Earth #environment #water
#Regram #RG @bbcnews : "Only rain can save Chennai from this situation." A well completely empty, and a city without water. The southern Indian city of Chennai is in crisis, after the four main water reservoirs ran completely dry. The acute water shortage has forced the city to scramble for urgent solutions and residents have to stand in line for hours to get water from government tanks. As the water levels depleted, hotels and restaurants started to shut down temporarily, and the air con was turned off in the city's metro. Officials in the city continue to try and find alternative sources of water - but the community continue to pray for rain. Tap the link in our bio to read more about Chennai's water crisis. (📸 Getty Images ) #chennai #watercrisis #india #bbcnews
#Regram #RG @worldeconomicforum : 65 metres high and rising 10 metres every year. #india #tajmahal #environment #pollution #health
#Regram #RG @mongabay : Logging and hunting have decimated a population of Bornean orangutans in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park in Indonesia. Help has recently come from a pair of unlikely allies: an animal welfare group and a human health care nonprofit. Cross-disciplinary collaboration to meet the needs of ecosystems and humans is becoming an important tool for overcoming seemingly intractable obstacles in conservation. Read about it on www.mongabay.com #orangutans #apes #greatapes #primates #animals #wildlife #conservation #environment #nature #indonesia
#Regram #RG @oneearth : How Belize saved it's coral reefs with grassroots action and government collaboration. . . . #OneEarth #biodiversity #Ecology #coralreefs #belize #ocean #conservation #oceanconservation #pristine #coral #water #nature #Environmental #environment #caribbean #coastal #coast #marine
#Regram #RG @abcnews : Massive 223-ft. shape of a whale made of plastic waste collected from the ocean, in event in China raising awareness of sea pollution. #pollution #environment #ocean #whales #beaches
#Regram #RG @cnnbusiness : Climate change is likely to cost the world’s largest public companies nearly $1 trillion over the next five years. But the opportunities for new products and services to reduce environmental damage could be worth much more. A survey published Tuesday suggests that growing demand for low-emission products and shifts in consumer preferences could generate over $2 trillion for leading businesses. Hit the link in our bio to learn more.
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery : The Makame Wildlife Management Area in northern Tanzania is rich with the Maasai culture and abundant with wildlife. But living alongside lions is not easy and creates many challenges for traditional pastoralists to keep their livestock safe. LRF Director @petelindseyafrica recently made a trip to this area to visit our partner @honeyguide_tz to see how they are tackling these issues. Click the link in our bio to learn why we're hopeful this area will become critically important for wildlife. Photo: @jackdswenson #lions #lionrecovery #tanzania #conservation #wildlife #bigcatsofinstagram
In theaters July 26th. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood
#IceOnFire, which I produced and narrated, highlights the firsthand accounts of the experts on the forefront of the climate crisis. Premieres tomorrow June 11 on @hbo
#Regram #RG @extinctionrebellion : This is Mia, she's a 13-year-old climate activist. You may have seen her at the @xr_youth Heathrow action during #InternationalRebellion 'I joined XR Youth during Rebellion Week as I realised we are the ones who can make the change. Being part of XR Youth has given me so much hope, as there is so much passion and care shown. We have a voice, and together we are louder.' Photo from #FacesOfTheFuture series by @taltakingpics Reposted from @xr_youth #xryouth #ExtinctionRebellion #climatestrike #schoolstrike4climate #youngactivist #humansofxr #xrinternational #climatestrike #climatejustice #globalwarming #ecologicalbreakdown #ecologicalconsciousness #climatecollapse #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #rebelforlife #xr #extinction
Follow a team of scientists, activists, journalists, and undercover agents as they fight to save the vaquita from extinction. Watch the official trailer for @seaofshadows , a Terra Mater production in association with Appian Way. In select theaters 7/12/19. #WorldOceansDay
Studies show that 35-50% of the ocean must be protected to meet biodiversity protection and sustainability goals, yet only 2% of the world’s ocean is currently in fully to high protected marine reserves. On this #WorldOceansDay, use the link in bio to sign the #GlobalDealForNature to demand increased protections for our oceans.
It has become clear that beyond 1.5⁰C average rise in global temperature, the biology of the planet becomes gravely threatened as ecosystems begin to unravel. Sign the #GlobalDealForNature petition by clicking the link in bio to urge world leaders to protect our ecosystems for generations to come.
Did you know that only 15% of the world’s lands are protected? We need nature for our continued existence on the planet. Link in bio to sign the #GlobalDealForNature petition urging world leaders to protect half of the Earth’s lands.
#Regram #RG @unenvironment : Green 🌳 is Gold 🥇 The Green Rural Revival Program is working to improve lives, livelihoods and the environment. Instead of relying on heavily polluting industries, the focus is on win-wins for people and planet like eco-tourism. Explore more in our Stories ☝️ #BeatAirPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay