Celebrities show outrage over Amazon rainforest fire
On Monday afternoon, the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, went dark but it wasn’t some strange cosmic event but it was due to the single largest tropical rainforest in the world being destroyed. Many celebrities from across the world have been taking to social media to show their concern.
The horrific fire is burning in one of the world’s most crucial natural landmarks — but it’s taken three weeks for the world to really take note.
— Katie Cassidy Rodgers (@MzKatieCassidy) August 21, 2019
The ‘lungs of our planet’ are burning! The #AmazonRainforest is home to about 3 Mn species of plants & animals and 1 Mn indigenous people. It plays an important role in keeping the planet’s carbon dioxide levels in check. We won’t exist without it! #SaveTheAmazon #PrayforAmazonas https://t.co/9rKfTYXolL
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) August 22, 2019
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) August 21, 2019
It’s scary how bad the fire at the Amazon Rainforest is!! I can’t even begin to imagine the impact this will have on the world environment. It is truly saddening. #PrayforAmazonas
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) August 21, 2019
Been seeing heart-breaking & alarming pictures of the Amazon rainforest which has been on fire since more than 2 weeks!It is responsible for 20% of the world’s oxygen.This affects each one of us…the earth may survive climate change but we won’t. #SaveTheAmazon #PrayForTheAmazon
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 22, 2019
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#Regram #RG @IamNickRose: Terrifying to think that the Amazon is the largest rain forest on the planet, creating 20% of the earth’s oxygen, basically the lungs of the world, has been on fire and burning for the last 16 days running, with literally NO media coverage whatsoever! Why?
When a fire tore through Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris earlier this year, donations poured in across the world at such a rapid rate, as more than one billion were raised in just two days. The world was made aware of the catastrophe within three minutes of the first flame.
The world’s biggest rainforests have been burning from weeks but no one took notice till yesterday when it started to trend on social media.
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