Leonardo DiCaprio @leonardodicaprio
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Actor and Environmentalist
1k Posts
33.5m Followers
32 Following
Actor and Environmentalist
#Regram #RG @mot@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: "The way we eat, farm, and cut down forests contributes in a major way to the climate problem. Deforestation, agriculture, and other land use are already responsible for 23 percent of the rise in human-caused greenhouse gases, and agriculture is responsible for 44 percent of methane emissions."⁠ ⁠ “We cannot plant trees to get ourselves out of the problem that we’re in,” Pamela McElwee, a professor of human ecology at Rutgers University and an author on the report, said. “The trade-offs that would keep us below 1.5 degrees, we’re not talking about them. We’re not ready to confront them yet.”⁠ ⁠ Click the link in @motherjonesmag bio to read more.⁠ (📸: Amazing Aerial/Zuma)⁠
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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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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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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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#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 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 #pla#plastic #cor#corals #greece #sea#sea#sea/a> #fis#fishets #microplastics #coral #plastic #ocean #sealife #sea #fish #trash #zerowaste #plasticfree #recycle #ree#reef #underwater #oceanlife #marinelife #rubbish #reef #sea #miroplastic #underwaterphoto #saveouroceans #conservation
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#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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