Američki glumac Leonardo DiCaprio demantirao je tvrdnju brazilskog predsjednika Jaira Bolsonara da je pomagao u finansiranju udruženja, povezanih s požarima u amazonskoj prašumi.
– Kako zavređuju podršku, nismo finansirale te organizacije – reagirao je DiCaprio.
Poznati glumac i dugogodišnji aktivist za zaštitu okoliša, rekao je da je budućnost tog nezamjenjivog eosistema na kocki te da je ponosan sam što stoji uz skupine koje ga štite.
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#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: The lungs of the Earth are in flames. 🔥 The Brazilian Amazon—home to 1 million Indigenous people and 3 million species—has been burning for more than two weeks straight. There have been 74,000 fires in the Brazilian Amazon since the beginning of this year—a staggering 84% increase over the same period last year (National Institute for Space Research, Brazil). Scientists and conservationists attribute the accelerating deforestation to President Jair Bolsonaro, who issued an open invitation to loggers and farmers to clear the land after taking office in January. The largest rainforest in the world is a critical piece of the global climate solution. Without the Amazon, we cannot keep the Earth’s warming in check. The Amazon needs more than our prayers. So what can YOU do? ✔ As an emergency response, donate to frontline Amazon groups working to defend the forest. ✔ Consider becoming a regular supporter of the Rainforest Alliance’s community forestry initiatives across the world’s most vulnerable tropical forests, including the Amazon; this approach is by far the most effective defense against deforestation and natural forest fires, but it requires deep, long-term collaboration between the communities and the public and private sectors. ✔ Stay on top of this story and keep sharing posts, tagging news agencies and influencers. ✔ Be a conscious consumer, taking care to support companies committed to responsible supply chains. Eliminate or reduce consumption of beef; cattle ranching is one of the primary drivers of Amazon deforestation. ✔ When election time comes, VOTE for leaders who understand the urgency of our climate crisis and are willing to take bold action—including strong governance and forward-thinking policy. #RainforestAlliance #SaveTheAmazon #PrayForAmazonia #AmazonRainforest #ActOnClimate #ForestsResist #ClimateCrisis 📸: @mohsinkazmitakespictures / Windy.com
Naime, u svom sedmičnom obraćanju, predsjednik je slavnog glumca optužio za saradnju povezanu s požarima u Amazoniji, doniranjem 500.000 dolara dobrovoljnom vatrogasnom udruženju, koje je, kako je rekao, podmetalo požare u ekološki osjetljivoj šumi kako bi privukla donacije.