#每日速報：怒轟沒有任何媒體報導！ Leonardo DiCaprio 心痛亞馬遜持續大火，自掏巨額款項救災！
近來受到廣泛關注的國際新聞莫過於是亞馬遜雨林嚴重火災，雖然其位處地遠在巴西，卻與我們的日常生活息息相關。作為世界上最大的熱帶雨林，有「地球之肺」之稱的亞馬遜為全球提供約 20% 的氧氣，為減慢全球暖化作出了巨大的貢獻。同時，它更是約 300 萬種動植物的棲息地，對維持生物多樣性非常重要。
然而，亞馬遜火災持續了兩週多的時間，卻未見有任何傳媒報導，著實令人感到相當詫異。不少名人都看不過眼，紛紛跳出來發文喚起大家關注，包括 C 朗、 Cara Delevingne 、 Justin Bieber 等，其中當然也少不了一向關心環保議題的 Leonardo DiCaprio 。
#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?
#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
當得悉亞馬遜大火後， Leonardo 馬上在社交媒體上火災照片，並發文砲轟媒體漠視災情嚴重性，未有報導而引起廣泛關注，同時也呼籲大家正視是次危機。他更希望大眾響應以 hashtag 「#Prayforamazonia」來將消息擴散開去的舉動，務求令巴西政府可以支援救災活動，解救此次重大的危機，而大幅度的輿論終於令巴西總統允諾救災！
#Regram #RG @earthalliance #EarthAlliance, launched in July by @LeonardoDiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Brian Sheth, has formed an emergency Amazon Forest Fund with a commitment of $5 million dollars to focus critical resources for indigenous communities and other local partners working to protect the life-sustaining biodiversity of the Amazon against the surge of fires currently burning across the region. Join Us. 100 percent of your donation will go to partners who are working on the ground to protect the Amazon. Earth Alliance is committed to helping protect the natural world. We are deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis in the Amazon, which highlights the delicate balance of climate, biodiversity, and the wellbeing of indigenous peoples. To learn more or to donate, please visit ealliance.org/amazonfund (see link in bio) Photos: @chamiltonjames, @danielbeltraphoto 2017
不止於此， Leonardo 更透過與好友成立的「Earth Alliance」捐助 500 萬美金，創立「Amazon Forest Fund」緊急救災基金，資助亞馬遜原住民及當地 5 個環保組織，防止災情蔓延，並協助災後復原工作。 Leonardo 出心又出力，這正正是名人善用影響力及號召力的典範。祈願亞馬遜的大火能盡快撲息，也希望大眾能從此更關切相關議題。