July 14 2019 - A woman deplatforms famous Brazilian Catholic priest Marcelo Rossi, who has previously called homosexuality a disease (to clarify, because people are apparently easily confused: she didn’t push him because of that remark, but it’s still funny). [video]
Why is no one talking about what happened in São Paulo yesterday?
The sky turned completely black around three in the afternoon partly because of smoke coming from the Amazon rainforest, WHICH IS 2300 KILOMETERS AWAY FROM THE CITY, where the government has greatly increased the amount of land being burned for profit. People are getting sick, animals are dying, native territory is being lost to the flames.
This is what the sky looked like in my city yesterday, in the early afternoon.
It got so dark so fast the city had to turn on the lamp posts and night lighting.
Please talk about this. Reblog this post, non-brazilians especially.
EDIT : i made this post on tuesday the 20th when this was getting absolutely no media coverage whatsoever. stop telling me people are talking about it now. i know.
The Amazon rainforest is responsible for 20% of the world's oxygen. (**edit below)
It's home to numerous species of wildlife.
It is referred to as the lungs of the Earth.
And it's been burning for weeks, and no one is talking about it.
What is happening right now is an emergency that should be concerning all of us. The air we breath is at stake. This isn't exaggerating. Our lungs are destroyed as we speak and we are only just finding out.
This is our future. Are you upset about Spiderman? Same. Were you sad over Notre Dame? Same. But this is so much more important.
SPEAK UP. GET THIS KNOWN. Even if you can't do anything else, at least raise awareness to put some pressure out there on those who can do something. OUR HOME IS AT STAKE. The skies in São Paulo turned black. We are losing our most valued rainforest. WE CANNOT JUST SIT BACK.
**Edit: Many of you pointed out how the 20% oxygen phrase can be misleading (and many thanks, don't want to misinform). So, to clarify, it means that the rainforest provides us with an amount of oxygen that is then used by living organisms to survive. It is not a surplus, however; its carbon footprint is neutral because all this oxygen is used up. However, it remains essential, because, without it, we are left with less oxygen to sustain the organisms living now, which means some organisms will die. Also, without the forest, we will have fewer sources that absorb carbon dioxide, so greenhouse effects will be more pronounced. Many thanks for pointing this out.
If you want to help, I have reblogged a list of links with ways to help. Will keep it on the top of my dash for the next days.
brazilian government thinking abt leaving the world health org in the middle of a pandemic.................. deleting the deaths/infected numbers from official websites............. pretending brazil isnt the #2 country w the most infected rn................... 600k+ ppl infected....... nearly 1k deaths A DAY!........ i’m gonna cry
Brazil is suffering from the worst COVID outbreak there is, and no one is talking about it. This is not just in terms of the number of cases, but also the government’s active refusal to do anything and in fact hurting attempts to help. 1 in every 4 COVID deaths in the world is in Brazil. There isn’t enough access to vaccines. Food is unaffordable, let alone masks. People are actually starving to death. Hospitals don’t have enough beds or oxygen. And if this is not enough of a reason to talk about it, the variant that is sweeping through Brazil is twice as contagious, and has also been seen to infect people who have already been infected with other variations of the virus. The variant has crossed borders already.
These Twitter threads give all the details that i know. Please go through this and share widely.
The second twitter thread provides details of how to donate. Here is a link. It is in Portugese, but google translate is working fine here and also, the author of the thread will translate to guide donation if contacted.
Please share with as many people as possible. The people of Brazil need international support.
Some of you may not know, but the Pantanal is burning. Pantanal is the world's biggest tropical wetlands and most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. It is the home of the biggest sanctuary for the Onça Pintada/Jaguar (Panthera onca). This area is the most damaged by fire in 2020, losing 15% of the biome to the flames.
So, we need your help, please donate:
DONATE TO THE FOREST FIRES COMBAT (SOS PANTANAL WEBSITE)
Pantanal Relief Fund (WEBSITE)
Instituto Arara Azul (LINKTR.EE and WEBSITE)
And here we have some articles:
Wildfires sweep into Brazil park harboring jaguars
Fires destroy home of one of the world's rarest birds in Brazil
Fires in Pantanal, world's largest tropical wetlands, 'triple' in 2020
Burned jaguars and reptiles consumed by flames: Fires rage in Brazil’s wetlands
In Pictures: Brazil's Pantanal wetland is on fire
Fighting Fires in the Brazilian Pantanal
The Pantanal: Saving the world’s largest tropical wetland