It’s horrifying — in the past year, an area the size of 500,000 soccer fields has been destroyed in the Amazon! Nearly half a BILLION trees torn down and gone… forever.
This is how they do it: armed militia swarm into protected areas, and indigenous leaders who stand up to them are murdered. There’s even stories of planes dropping gasoline to start massive forest fires. And Brazil’s far-right President Bolsonaro is making it even worse by stripping the Amazon of its remaining protections!
Right now, Amazon champions in Brazil’s Congress are considering sweeping new protections for the precious rainforest. And indigenous groups are calling for international support to ramp up pressure to defend their home.
Let’s build a massive call of citizens from around the world to protect the forest — when it’s huge, allies will deliver our voices to Congress in each key moment to silence the chainsaws and stop this Amazon apocalypse!
Bolsonaro has praised forest killers, blocked money for key conservation programs and threatened to evict entire indigenous communities from their lands. And if we don’t stop it, it’s not just the forest we’ll lose. It could be everything. The Amazon breathes in and stores massive amounts of carbon — and without it, there’s no chance of stopping the climate crisis.
Members of the Brazilian Congress are about to introduce proposals that could bring illegal deforestation in Brazil to ZERO, and key indigenous leaders are calling on the world to support the defence of the forest. We can help them!
The Amazon needs us right now. Add your name, and share widely to end the Amazon apocalypse before it’s too late. Once enough of us sign, we’ll throw everything at saving the forest — demonstrating of huge public support, polling, hard-hitting ads, and pressure on key governments around the world to break their silence:
Just years ago, when Brazil wanted to put a chunk of the Amazon the size of Denmark up for sale, 1.9 million Avaazers worldwide stood up for it and WE WON! Now the threat is even bigger… So we need to fight harder, smarter and stronger than ever for the Amazon!
With hope and determination,
Diego, Bert, Laura, Andrew, Mel, Nana, Luis and the rest of the Avaaz team
‘Football pitch’ of Amazon forest lost every minute (BBC)
Brazil: huge rise in Amazon destruction under Bolsonaro, figures show (The Guardian)
Donors of Brazilian Amazon Fund should get their way (Rio Times)
Jair Bolsonaro launches an assault on Amazon rainforest protections (The Guardian)
Brazil’s Bolsonaro presses anti-indigenous agenda; resistance surges (Mongabay)
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We have never seen anything like this before! Right now, Thousands of wildfires are burning down the Amazon, with black smoke plunging entire cities into darkness…
As wildfires continue to engulf the Amazon rainforest at a record pace, Bolsonaro, who has called for the development of the Amazon region in his country, has come under immense scrutiny, with advocates saying fires have increased in areas of the world’s largest rainforest where deforestation has also risen.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is telling other nations not to meddle in its growing crisis in the Amazon rainforest as wildfires continue to spread across the region, shortly after he said Brazil didn’t “have the resources” on its own to extinguish the blaze.
“These countries that send money here, they don’t send it out of charity,”
the right-wing president said in a live broadcast on Thursday, Reuters reports.
“They send it with the aim of interfering with our sovereignty,”
The lungs of our planet are choking, but now Brazil’s far-right President Bolsonaro has come under massive pressure to act– let’s use this moment to make sure he protects to forest, before it’s too late! Sign here and share with everyone you know.
Very often lots of people live in their own cocoon. Others are on their way as they create their own world, giving preference to another world than the ones they view.
How many are willing to go out into the world wondering what they are doing there and questioning if they would not better do something to that world which is turning around like it should not be.
Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Soms heb ik het gevoel dat ik daadwerkelijk op de verkeerde planeet ben.
For many months we wait to be warmed,
Till leaves have blossomed and bees have swarmed,
The winter, cold and bleak and long,
Finally is submerged under a blanket of song.
As birds rush out and insects thrive,
Us humans grab our cars and drive,
To places full of sand and fun,
Our summer of love has just begun.
And as the evenings draw out wide,
Our barbecues fire up outside,
As parties start and drinks will flow,
And sun tan lotion helps our new tans grow.
We emerge into the summer bright,
Absorb the heat and sweat through each night,
We cherish every moment with ease,
Just waiting for a summer breeze.
All to often too many people are looking for God in far away places, whilst His wonders can be seen around us. Man may have been banned from Gan Eden, not living in a Royal Garden any more, but the Divine Creator still lets mankind feel and see what could be part of his living world.
Sources, streams, rivers, flowers and trees bear witness to His Glory.
This weekend, as you are reading this, I am camping with my church family. I have been looking forward to this for weeks because this is my first vacation from my job since September.
Some people hate the outdoors, but even though I grew up in the suburbs, I have always had a deep connection with nature. The outdoors has been my quiet space to think and get out of my normal activities;It is the place I go to relax and it is also one of the few places I feel closest to God.
God created everything around us, including ourselves and the people around us. He made a beautiful garden for the first people to enjoy and live in. While they did not last in the garden God created, the beauty in nature has never gone away. Nowadays, some people have to search hard and long for a place…
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House Finch On Old Rusty Wheel — Image by kenne
Kindness to Animals
Little children, never give
Pain to things that feel and live:
Let the gentle robin come
For the crumbs you save at home,—
As his meat you throw along
He’ll repay you with a song;
Never hurt the timid hare
Peeping from her green grass lair,
Let her come and sport and play
On the lawn at close of day;
The little lark goes soaring high.
To the bright windows of the sky,
Singing as if ’twere always spring,
And fluttering on an untired wing,—
Oh! let him sing his happy song,
Nor do these gentle creatures wrong.