Tomorrow, I march for climate justice and to protect our right to a healthy future. Join me: http://www.peoplesclimate.org/RSVP/. #ClimateMarch #Regram#RG@yearsofliving:
WATCH: Why young Americans are joining the People's Climate March on April 29th.
Polar bears are a big part of Svalbard. There are more polar bears than people. But the Arctic is changing and polar bears are having a tougher life. Their dependence on sea ice makes them highly vulnerable to a changing climate. Polar bears rely heavily on the sea ice environment for traveling, hunting, mating, resting, and in some areas, maternal dens. In particular, they depend heavily on sea ice-dependent prey, such as ringed and bearded seals. Additionally, their long generation time and low reproductive rate may limit their ability to adapt to changes in the environment. #johanernst#explorerjen#adventureactivist#svalbard#northpole#climatechange#arctic#polarbear Photo: @svalbardianer
Great news as @BernieSanders & @SenJeffMerkley introduce a bill to transition the US to 100% clean energy by 2050. Working together is how we stop climate change and power our world with the wind, water, and sun.
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Support a transition to a new clean and renewable energy economy that works for all. Join the #ClimateMarch in 2 days. Click link in bio to learn more.
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Threatened by the Keystone XL Pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline, Bayou Bridge Pipeline and so much more, the fight for Indigenous rights is more important than ever. Join hundreds of native peoples as they fight for climate justice at the #ClimateMarch on 4/29 in DC. #Regram#RG@indigenousrising:
Earlier this month thousands of Indigenous Peoples gathered in D.C. for #NativeNationsRise to honor the beautiful resistance that took place in #StandingRock and to send a clear message to the world that despite the camps being closed, our unity is stronger than ever and our fight for Indigenous Rights across Turtle Island is growing from coast to coast and across borders.
On April 29th we have another opportunity to resist. We lead the People's Climate March in Washington D.C. and proclaim that Indigenous Rights equal climate justice.
We look forward to standing with relatives from all four directions. #NativeNationsRise #PeoplesClimate #IndigenousClimateAction #IndigenousRising #NoKXL #NoDAPL #NoBayouBridge #NoTarSands #StopItAtTheSource
Wopila to our brother @frankwaln for providing the track for this video.
As a small community in Kivalina, Alaska faces displacement from #climatechange at an accelerated rate, the time to take action is now. Click the link in the bio to learn more. #Regram#RG@glblctzn:
Climate change is real – just ask the people of coastal #Alaska. Global Citizen went to the island of Kivalina to talk to people who are already losing their homes to #climatechange. To read the full feature, click the link in our bio.
Attacks on climate progress are attacks on our health and security. It’s time to stand together. Join the #ClimateMarch on 4/29 to stand up for our right to a healthy future. Click link in bio to learn more.
This #earthday, protect the Amazon rainforest with us!
If we hope to survive the coming climate crisis, we must protect the Amazon rainforest and defend the rights of its peoples.
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This #EarthDay, get informed. #Regram#RG@leonardodicapriofdn:
What would it look like if Nature drew a map of the Earth? This new interactive ecoregion map is defined by the plant species and animal species that live there. Green colors show different kinds of forests, gold and brown colors show grasslands and shrublands, purple colors show mountain and cold taiga regions. Click the link in the bio to take a look. #EarthDay
Learn more about the importance of sustainable aquaculture from LoveTheWild, a company I invest in and am proud to support this #EarthDay. #Regram#RG@i.lovethewild: Join us in celebrating Earth Day by supporting sustainable aquaculture. Fish farming, when done responsibly, protects wild fish, ocean ecosystems, and the health of our beautiful planet. Want to know more? Check out LoveTheWild's “Ask a Fish Farmer” Q&A: http://bit.ly/2mc11cm
"Change is possible. It starts with us.” Proud that my production company, Appian Way Productions, was behind #APlasticOcean, a documentary that brings to light the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans. Watch it now on @Netflix. cc: @PlasticOceans
#BeforetheFlood is now available on DVD. Join the movement and get your copy via the link in the bio.
@Emmanueldemerode has pledged to run the @LondonMarathon to raise money for the families of Virunga National Park's fallen rangers. As one of the most dangerous jobs in conservation, over 150 rangers have died in the line of duty. Join me in supporting LDF grantees, Emmanuel and @VirungaNationalPark by donating now. Link in bio.
Great #renewables news: Wind turbines in Scotland provided enough electricity to the National Grid during the month of March to supply, on average, the electrical needs of 136% of Scottish households - a new record for March! #futureisclean
#Regram#RG@unitednations: "It is girls like me who believe in education. It is girls like me who are Muslims and are proud of their religion who stand for education and believe in education. And we tell the world that all Muslims believe in education and believe in peace". Congratulations to Malala Yousafzai on her new role as #UnitedNations Messenger of Peace!
As youngest-ever Messenger of Peace, Malala will focus on girls' education. After her designation by Secretary-General António Guterres at UN Headquarters in #NYC on Monday (pictured), she had a powerful message for the young girls of the world: "You are the real change-makers. If you do not stand up, change will not come. If you want to see your future bright you have to start working now… Change starts with us and it starts now." : UN Photo / Eskinder Debebe
Portland seventh-grader Jeremy Clark testified before Oregon's legislature in March in support of two bills that would decrease greenhouse gas and carbon emissions — and this isn't the first time Jeremy has stood up for the environment. He and his friends started an environmentalist blog called "Two Green Leaves" in 2015 and lobbied their state reps in 2016
#Regram#RG@unfccc: Did you know that more than 1.2 billion people around the world don’t have access to #electricity in their homes? UNFCCC award-winning project Azuri PayGo Energy is changing that.
Azuri has combined #solar and mobile phone technology to bring clean #energy to people living in Sub-Saharan #Africa.
Listen to our podcast to learn more. The link to our Newsroom, where the podcast and other useful material is posted, is in our bio.
Congratulations to the always inspiring @JaneGoodallInst for being honored with the @DVF Lifetime Leadership Award. It's with people like Dr. Goodall that we can make a difference on this planet. #DVFAwards
Horned Lark is just one of the many birds affected by chlorpyrifos, a pesticide that was, until yesterday, on track to be banned by the EPA for use in agricultural fields. It was banned for home use years ago. "We're disgusted by Mr. Pruitt's decision to yield to corporate interests, given the dangers posed by chlorpyrifos to birds, children, and agricultural workers,” said Cynthia Palmer, Pesticide Program Director at American Bird Conservancy (ABC). Chlorpyrifos, one of the most-used pesticides in the United States, has been killing birds and poisoning the environment for the past half-century.
Because of those risks to wildlife and to human health, ABC has been calling for a ban on the use of chlorpyrifos for years. Environmental Protection Agency scientists agreed and were on course to ban the pesticide this month.
But then, EPA chief Scott Pruitt rejected the conclusion of the agency's own pesticide experts, who had recommended that EPA forbid use of the pesticide permanently at farms nationwide. Rebuffing a petition filed by environmental groups a decade ago, Mr. Pruitt took “final agency action,” which may not be revisited until 2022.
Studies show that women and children are particularly at risk from exposure to chlorpyrifos. ABC is also very concerned about the documented threat chlorpyrifos poses to birds, especially to endangered species. This past summer, EPA's draft biological evaluation on threatened and endangered species found that chlorpyrifos is “likely to adversely affect” 97 percent of all wildlife, including more than 100 listed bird species.
Speak out: Tell your elected representatives that chlorpyrifos must be banned!
#Regram#RG@guardian: More than 66 people have been killed and thousands more forced to evacuate their homes following Peru’s worst floods in recent memory. The disaster – which came after a period of severe drought – has been blamed on abnormally high temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, and fuelled criticism that the country is ill-prepared for the growing challenges of climate change.
Photo: Ernesto Benavides/AP
#Regram#RG@natgeotravel: Photo by @michaelmelford Our last stop in South Georgia was at Nordensjjold glacier. Want to feel small? Just visit this glacier that is a mile and a half along it's front. Two zodiacs give it some scale. Glaciers are "rivers of ice" that start as snow way up in the mountains and over years accumulate, and get packed and become ice that flows downhill. By the time the ice gets to the sea to the sea, it can be over a thousand years old! Most of the glaciers of the world are getting smaller, both in height and length, with some retreating at an alarming rate. Could this be a result of carbon emissions and climate change? Research and find out for yourself so it is not fake news! #natgeoexpeditions#glacier#southgeorgia#travel#photography#climatechange
#Regram#RG@sierraclub: Yesterday's emergency rally at the White House sent a message to Donald Trump: we will not stand for his executive order that will weaken the Clean Power Plan (#CPP). #Resist
Trump and Scott Pruitt are attempting to undermine the progress we've made on climate change and public health with executive orders and proposed #EPA budget cuts. Send EPA Admin Scott Pruitt a message at sc.org/defendourfuture demanding the Clean Power Plan be kept in place or replaced with something that reduces carbon emissions even more!
Image by @sean_gallagher_photo A young boy pushes himself along the shallows of the Ganges River in Kolkata --- Coastal cities in India, such as Kolkata and Mumbai, have been identified as some of the most at risk to climate change effects, such as rising sea levels. In late 2016 however, Kolkata was named as one of the 11 best cities in the world for addressing the effects of climate change at the C40 Mayor's Summit in Mexico City. "Kolkata’s climate change risks have been exacerbated by unsanitary disposal and waste dumping...[The city's] project aims to eradicate open dumping and burning of waste and to limit the concentration of methane gas generated in landfill sites", according to National Geographic News. A promising step for one of the world's most vulnerable cities. --- #asia#india#kolkata#ganges#river#climatechange#water
Yesterday, in light of President Trump's #skinnybudget, Oceana said severe funding cuts could cripple key agencies. We call on Congress to reject President Trump's proposed budget.
Jacqueline Savitz, Oceana's Senior Vice President for U.S. Oceans and Global Fishing Watch, said "Funding cuts of this magnitude could cripple key agencies like NOAA and the Coast Guard, which would be devastating to decades of ocean conservation." Visit OCEANA.org to read our full statement. : Shutterstock / Dudarev Mikhail
#Regram#RG@rainforestalliance: Scott Pruitt’s remarks today are dangerous. Drought. Flood. Economic insecurity. Famine. For farming and forest communities around the world, the impacts of climate change are already very real. Forests capture greenhouse gases, preventing them from accumulating in the atmosphere and warming our planet. Deforestation on its own causes about 10 percent of worldwide emissions. Now more than ever, it is important to protect forests and join us in the fight against climate change. Someone’s got to do their job.