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#Regram #RG @sealegacy : Video by @justinhofman // Alaska. This particular glacier is beautiful, but it's also receding and thinning at a noticeable rate. Although it's not a scientific measurement, all of us guides are noticing dramatic changes in the glaciers of Southeast Alaska over the past few years. In many cases there literally is no science being done to measure the recession because funding is simply not available. What makes it extra difficult is that the people we are taking to these wild places are often seeing this for the first time and are in awe of the raw beauty and power of a glacier. That is the normal and appropriate reaction. But the guides, the ones who have spent years and decades learning and observing these places, see a completely different, alarming scene. #turningthetide #glacier #alaska
#Regram #RG @guardian : Today, with help from leading scientists and NGOs, we can expose the fossil fuel companies most responsible for perpetuating the climate crisis. It's an investigation that's involved more than 20 Guardian journalists working across the world for the past six months. We hope it moves the focus of the debate from individual responsibilities to power structures and presses governments and corporations to close the gap between ambitious long-term promises and lacklustre short-term action. The UN says the coming decade is crucial if the world is going to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of global heating. Reining in our dependence on fossil fuels and dramatically accelerating the transition to renewable energy has never been more urgent. Follow the link in The @guardian ’s bio to uncover the investigation and help us spread the word by sharing this post around the 🌎 #ThePolluters.
#Regram #RG @yaleenvironment360 : Nearly 30 percent of Peru’s glaciers have melted away since 2000, threatening a critical source of drinking water and irrigation for millions of people downstream, according to a new study. Overall, the country lost nearly 8 gigatons of ice from 2000 to 2016, with 170 glaciers — covering an area equivalent to 80,000 soccer fields — disappearing entirely. To learn more, visit their website. Link in @yaleenvironment360 bio. Photo credit: Edubucher/Wikimedia Commons
#Regram #RG @cnnclimate : A group representing tribal governments and commercial fishing organizations is suing the US Environmental Protection Agency over a proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska backed by the Trump administration, which overturned an Obama-era decision to stop the project over environmental concerns. Bristol Bay, the proposed site of the controversial mine, is a sensitive and pristine watershed that is home to one of the world’s last and largest wild salmon spawning areas. (📸: Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images )
#Regram #RG @yaleenvironment360 : Scientists are reporting that more than 2.3 million animals have been killed by wildfires in Bolivia in recent months, including jaguars, pumas, and ocelots. The fires have burned more than 10 million acres of forest and grassland since August, devastating ecosystems including the Chiquitania tropical savanna and an old-growth forest reserve in the state of Santa Cruz. More than 36,000 fires have burned in Bolivia so far this year, driven largely by farmers clearing land for agricultural purposes. To learn more, visit their website. Link in @yaleenvironment360 ’s bio. Photo courtesy of Dircom Gob via Panthera.
#Regram #RG @oceana : A garbage truck's-worth of plastic ends up in the ocean every minute. That's an estimated 17.6 BILLION pounds of plastic leaking into the marine environment from land-based sources each year. . How do you reduce your use of plastics? From straws to bags to disposable razors, there are many single-use plastic products we can skip. But we need more plastic-free alternatives. . Let us know what plastic products you've given up in the comments below and learn more about how you can #BreakFreeFromPlastic by visiting OCEANA.ORG/PLASTICS . 📸: Fedorova Nataliia
In 2017, this beautiful animal—the Tapanuli Orangutan—became the first great ape species identified since the Bonobo in 1929. Now, a mere two years later, the orangutan has joined a list of the world’s most imperiled primates, just published in a report, “Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates: 2018-2020.” With 43 percent of the world’s primates classified as Critically Endangered or Endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the report is not just a warning, but a clear call for action, meant to spur conservation action and unlock support for the orangutan and 24 other species that made the list. @global_wildlife_conservation @bristolzoo 📷: @maxime_aliaga
#Regram #RG @cnnclimate : Fall is here! Time for sweaters and pumpkin spice and... record-breaking heat across the eastern half of the US. This past week, temperatures held above 90 degrees Fahrenheit in cities from New Orleans to Washington to New York. Some places felt the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the month of October. (📸:Tom Brenner/Getty Images )
#Regram #RG @greenmatters : Norway has taken a big step to help Gabon, a small nation in Central Africa, fight back against deforestation: Over the next 10 years, the country will spend $150 million to make sure the rainforest — which makes up much of Gabon — doesn’t need to succumb to economical pressures to either sell timber or clear the forest for development. Instead, Norway will spend $10 for every ton of carbon captured by the rainforest; though it’s likely less profitable than deforestation would be for the country, it helps protect the land that Gabon values. Norway has introduced similar programs of “performance-based forest payments” in countries like Indonesia and Brazil, but Gabon is unique in that the program can help save forests that are still standing — rather than just slowing down the process of deforestation. #livegreen #learngreen #norway #gabon #protecttherainforests #greenmatters
#Regram #RG @unfoundation : Science tells us the ocean has taken the heat for the planet on climate change. It's time for a wake up call on action for including the ocean in national and international climate plans. - Jane Lubchenco, American environmental scientist The world’s leading group of climate scientists, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC ), released a new report finding that unique and vital environments on Earth, like oceans and ice, are being threatened by climate change — from the highest mountains to the deepest depths of the ocean and to both the north and south poles. These threats aren't only to ecosystems alone. They have far reaching consequences to people in communities everywhere. Click the link in the @unfoundation bio to get the facts and learn what we need to do to protect the world's oceans. . . . #ClimateAction #ActOnClimate #SDGs #GlobalGoals
#Regram #RG @nytimes : Earth’s oceans are under severe strain from climate change, a major new U.N. report warns, threatening everything from the ability to harvest seafood to the well-being of hundreds of millions of people living along the coasts. Rising temperatures are contributing to a drop in fish populations in many regions. Oxygen levels in the ocean are declining while acidity levels are on the rise. And warmer ocean waters — when combined with rising sea levels — threaten to fuel ever more powerful tropical cyclones and floods. Tap the link in the @nytimes bio to read more. @scottymacphoto took this photo.
#Regram #RG @cnnclimate : A major marine heat wave in the Pacific could spell disaster for the coral reefs along the coastline of Papa Bay near Hawaii's Big Island. Researchers fear warming ocean waters could cause coral bleaching and lead to widespread loss of coral. Bleaching happens when corals are stressed by changing ocean conditions and expel the algae living in their tissues, which causes them to turn white and eventually die. (📸: VW Pics/Getty )
Last Friday, young people led the world in striking. An estimated six million individuals did more than just walk out of their schools and places of employment. They took a stand and said enough is enough. The time for inaction is over. Today, I had the distinct and real honor of introducing Alexandria Villaseñor ( @alexandriav2005 ), Xiye Bastida ( @xiyebeara ), and Selina Neirok Leem, true global citizens who are powering the climate change movement from the front lines — young people who give us hope that change is possible. These three young women are proving that you don’t have to be a politician, or an actor, to have your voice heard and to make a difference. Join the movement — take action with @glblctzn and call on cities across the world to take urgent action to tackle the climate crisis: Link in bio. #GlobalCitizenFestival #ClimateStrike #PowerTheMovement Photo: @pipcowley @glblctzn
Central America’s five great forests are home to more than 7.5 percent of the planet’s biodiversity, including the Jaguar and endangered Baird’s Tapir, and hold nearly 50 percent of the region’s forest carbon. As part of #Forests4Life, a new partnership launched this week at the #UNClimateSummit, the 5 Great Forests Initiative, aims to protect Mesoamerica’s five largest great forests—and the wildlife and indigenous people who live there—to the benefit of all life on Earth! #ClimateAction @thewcs @global_wildlife_conservation
Today, on #WorldRhinoDay, learn how you can help protect the Sumatran rhino. Only 80 are left in the entire world and they are separated across land and sea on two of Indonesia’s largest islands. They are one of 5 rhino species, and the closest living relative of the extinct Woolly Rhinos. The species is the last of its genus, meaning if it disappears, an entire branch of the rhinoceros family tree goes with it. The Government of Indonesia has launched an emergency action plan to help save the species and @global_wildlife_conservation @rhinosirf @insidenatgeo @WWF and IUCN are leading #SumatranRhinoRescue to save the species from extinction. Learn more about the species and how you can help at sumatranrhinorescue.org 🦏 📸: @joelsartore
#Regram #RG @aljazeeraenglish : Millions in Somalia at risk of starvation. . The United Nations is warning more than two million people in Somalia are at risk of starvation as the country faces its worst drought since 2011. . Somalia has suffered serious drought periods in the previous years. Follow the link in our profile to view a gallery from 2017, when the country went through that again. . #somalia #drought #africa #hornofafrica #starvation #malnourishment #children
#Regram #RG @earthalliance : Let's demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and usher in a new age of natural solutions and climate justice for everyone. No matter where you are in the world, here are some simple ways you can get involved with a #ClimateStrike near you.
#Regram #RG @nrdc_org : On Friday, September 20, NRDC is following the lead of young climate leaders like @GretaThunberg and others, and striking for #climateaction! ✊ Around the world, climate activists will be taking to the streets, calling on governments to tackle the crisis with the urgency it deserves—because future generations depend on it. 🌎Just days before the U.N. Climate Summit in New York, the strike will kick off a week of action and send a clear message to decision makers that there is no more time to deliberate. Join the fight for a livable planet and #strikewithus! Visit the link in their profile to find a march in your city, or text CLIMATE STRIKE to 21333! 🙌 - #activism #environmentalism #climate #actonclimate #climatechange #climateaction #strike #climatestrike #GretaThunberg
#Regram #RG @guardian : "It was an iconic symbol for all the glaciers in Sweden. But we don’t need any more symbols," says Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist, a geography professor at Stockholm University. "We can see the climate changing before our eyes up here, and we need to do something about it.” The southern glacier at Kebnekaisie's summit is known to Swedes as their country's highest peak. But this year scientists discovered it had lost that title having shrunk by almost four metres. Scientists have blamed a 10C increase in summer temperatures and wildfires burning across the Arctic.. . . . . .#glacier #environment #globalwarming #climatecrisis #climatechange #arctic #mountain #Sweden
#Regram #RG @richardladkani : Revamped @seaofshadows trailer out now. The fight to save the smallest whale on earth is on! Watch courageous heroes take on the Chinese Maria, Mexican cartels and corrupt government officials to save the aquarium of the world. In Mexican and Austrian theaters Sept. 20, coming to the UK Sept. 27th. Watch the film and join the battle! #seaofshadows #malaikapictures #braceforimpactsos
#Regram #RG @ajplus : Around 300 people blocked the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival demanding action to tackle the climate crisis. #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #Environment #RedCarpet #Cinema #VeniceFilmFestival #Venice #Italy
#Regram #RG @aljazeeraenglish : Indonesia’s Komodo Island is expected to be handed back to the dragons. . Following a boom in tourism, the country has decided to close Komodo Island to the public for one year in 2020, to allow for the recovery of the world’s largest living lizard's habitat and to protect the species. . But the move comes at the expense of the local residents who share the island with the Komodo dragon. . Back in 2010, Al Jazeera met the Komodo dragon. Follow the link in their profile to watch the report. . #komodo #komododragons #lizard #komodoisland #komodonationalpark #indonesia #animal #preservation #habitat #nature
#Regram #RG @wsj : The number of fires in the Amazon region this year is more than double the 19,229 that burned during the same period last year. But as international leaders raise the alarm about the fate of the planet's most biodiverse forest, many Brazilians say the world is overreacting. Fueling the situation is a defiant president, outraged environmentalists and conspiracy theories over foreigners' plans to take control of the Amazon. Read more at the link in the @wsj ’s bio. 📷: @dadogaldierihilaea for @wsjphotos
#Regram #RG @undp : The Asia and Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region in the world. A two meter sea level rise could displace over 180 million people, mostly across Asia. Indonesia is already planning to move its capital city of Jakarta to Borneo to protect its people from dangerous floods. But many more communities and lives are at stake. In this photo, volunteers are planting mangrove saplings in an estuary in Bali to fight coastal erosion and land degradation in Indonesia. Climate change is the existential challenge of our time. The @UnitedNations #ParisAgreement calls for cutting CO2 emissions in half by 2030 and reach #carbonneutrality by 2050. Getting there won't be easy. We must make dramatic changes to our production and consumption patterns. We're currently working with governments and communities in developing countries across the world to amp up climate action plans for a greener and healthier future for all life on Earth. Click on @undp 's profile and tap on the link in their bio to read the latest story about the top climate risks in Asia and the Pacific region. Photo: @undpindonesia / Tim Laman #APClimateWeek #ClimateActionNow #ClimateAction #UNDP #UN #Asia #Environment
The Bahamas needs our help. Please join me in donating to the urgent humanitarian effort needed for disaster relief and recovery. #Regram #RG @bakersbayclub : We are saddened by the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian and are committed to helping with disaster relief and recovery. The Discovery Land Company Foundation is coordinating humanitarian efforts to help the community of Abaco and has created the Abaco Relief Fund where 100% of donations will go directly to relief aid. Please see link in @bakersbayclub bio to donate.
Please support this very important cause. Join me in donating to help protect the natural resources of the Bahamas. #Regram #RG @bahamasnationaltrust : Hurricane Dorian, a massive storm supercharged by warmer air and ocean water almost certainly due to climate change, was devastating to the Abacos and Grand Bahama in the coral island nation of The Bahamas. The nonprofit Bahamas National Trust (BNT ) manages the country’s National Park System. Our mission is to protect the natural resources of The Bahamas. We are leading the recovery of the national parks and supporting park rangers affected by Hurricane Dorian, as well as providing long term natural solutions to mitigate damage from hurricanes and storm swells, such as restoration of mangroves and coral reefs. Please join us in helping restore our beautiful islands and natural biodiversity. Link to donate in Bio. Photo by: @shanegrossphoto
#Regram #RG @guardian : It might come as a surprise to northerners used to grey skies and drizzle, but demand for water could outstrip supply in parts of northern England by 2035 - partially because of the climate crisis. A new report warns that, in less than 20 years, Yorkshire and the Humber could experience water shortages because of significant reductions in rainfall, population increase and failures by water companies to reduce leakage. The Environment Agency has warned that England could run short of water within 25 years.
#Regram #RG @haka_sumatra : Please SHARE the amazing news that the Banda Aceh State Administrative Court has ruled a verdict to revoke the permits for the development of #TampurDam and save 250,000 citizens and the destruction of 4,000 hectares of critical forest! We appreciate the Panel of Judges’ verdict and hopes that this will be a precedent for future court decisions to protect the environment. #LoveTheLeuser HAkA supported Walhi Aceh's legal team throughout the legal process. Congratulations to the team of lawyers and everyone's support!
#Regram #RG @earthalliance On today’s Global Day of Action for the Amazon, Earth Alliance is calling on you to make a commitment to a forest-friendly life! You have the power to help us curb deforestation to prevent future outbreaks of wildfires that threaten the Amazon’s indigenous communities and wildlife, and the health of our planet overall. Here’s how you can help. #SaveTheAmazon #Sept5Act4Amazonia #SaveAmazon
Last week, mako sharks earned the final vote confirming their @CITES Appendix II listing at #CoP18, a critical protection for this endangered species' survival. I applaud @RichardBranson and @OceanUnite for responding to @ShawnHeinrichs ’ alert about #CITES4Sharks and advocating for Canadian Ministers @jonathanwnv and @cathmckennaottcen to switch their votes from “NO” to “YES” in favor of protecting the endangered mako. This is the power of voices from around the world speaking in unity for a healthy and abundant ocean and global leaders rising to put the planet before profit or politics. Learn more from @SeaLegacy Photo by @ShawnHeinrichs
As climate change continues to heat up our oceans and air, storms like Atlantic hurricanes will only become stronger and more destructive. #Regram #RG @cnn : This aerial footage of the Bahamas shows the devastation left by Hurricane Dorian on Great Abaco Island. Dangerous winds and life-threatening storm surge were expected to continue through Tuesday evening. Dorian was expected to skirt the east coast of Florida as it crawls north.
#Regram #RG @guillaume laffon 🔥Wild Fires in Amazonia🔥 Impressive timelapse over Brazil🌳
#Regram #RG @nowthisfuture 'Extreme concentrations' of microplastics are threatening sea turtles in the North Atlantic 🐢
#Regram #RG @yaleenvironment360 As global temperatures continue to rise, 100-year floods could become annual occurrences in parts of the United States, according to new research published this week. The research, led by scientists at Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, examined flood risk for 171 counties along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. Historically, 100-year floods have been just that — an intense flooding event that happens once every 100 years, or has a 1 percent chance of happening in any given year. But scientists found that 100-year floods will become annual events in New England. In the U.S. Southeast and Gulf of Mexico, counties could experience such floods every 1 to 30 years.
#Regram #RG @brut nature: Good news! Seven eggs from the world’s last two remaining northern white rhinos have been successfully fertilized artificially. A big leap forward that may save these endangered animals. While Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhinos, died last year, two female members of the species are still alive. Najin and Fatu (shown on this photo ) are Sudan’s daughter and grand-daughter. The scientists working on this insemination harvested the eggs from those last two females and fertilized them with sperm from the now-dead last male. #whiterhinos #rhinos #feelgood #natureisawesome #science #tech #endangeredspecies #conservation #wildlife #research #kenya #berlin 📷: Barcroft Media/GettyImages