It's time to #ActOnClimate. Cerulean Warblers nest and forage for insects at the tops of hardwood trees in the eastern U.S. With 3 degrees Celsius of warming, this species could struggle throughout its current summer territory. Learn how you can help improve the chances for three-quarters of species at risk via the link in our bio.⠀
📷: USDA/DJ McNeil
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A leopard climbing down from a tree in the Masaimara.
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It's time to #ActOnClimate. Also known as the Arctic Owl, Snowy Owls have the most northerly breeding and wintering distribution of any owl species. At 3 degrees Celsius of warming, nearly all of the tundra habitat where the powerful predators lay eggs and hunt rodents for young could become unsuitable, risking the species’ future. ⠀
📷: Xianwei Zeng/Audubon Photography Awards
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Audubon's new climate report shows that 389 bird species are vulnerable to extinction because of climate change. More than half of the Baltimore Oriole’s North American wintering range could become unlivable if global warming reaches 3 degrees Celsius. ⠀
📷: Shari McCollough (@sharmac)/Audubon Photography Awards
When citizens take the time to separatr their recyclables, they expect it to be disposed of properly but in Australia, it's just piling up. Up until last year, Australia (and other western countries) were exporting its plastic waste to places like China and other Southeast Asian countries. Now it's being sent back. Without any means to properly dispose of the plastic waste, it's begun to pile up in warehouses around the continent. 🗑️
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#BirdsTellUs the time to act is now. As the state bird of Iowa, New Jersey, and Washington, the American Goldfinch is a summer favorite in open habitats across much of North America, but they could disappear from two-thirds of their present breeding range if temperatures go up by 3 degrees Celsius. Learn how you can help #ActOnClimate via the link in our bio. ⠀
📷: Lnn Cleveland/Audubon Photography Awards⠀
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#BirdsTellUs that we need to #ActOnClimate. American Redstarts breed in North American’s broad-leaf forests in summer. At 3 degrees Celsius of warming, this bird could lose half of its current breeding range. See how you can help improve the chances for three-quarters of species at risk via the link in our bio.⠀
📷: Tom Warren/Audubon Photography Awards
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Have you read our latest blog post? As one of Africa’s Seven Wonders, Okavango Delta is a treasure trove of natural resources. It is one of the most incredible ecosystems on the planet, not only is it home to thousands of different plant and animal species, it is also a life source to over a million people.
On a recent assignment for @sanctuaryretreats we visited Northern Botswana and were able to spend some time documenting the experience Sanctuary Retreats Baines’ Camp offers guests visiting the Okavango. Being exposed to important conservation areas like the Okavango Delta always has such an impact on us and makes us realise how critical it is that we act now to protect these vital ecosystems.
Despite being one of the most significant ecosystems in the world, the Okavango Delta could face ecological collapse as a result of climate change. Read or blog (link in bio) to learn more about how climate change is impacting this ecosystem and how our actions can prevent the Okavango Delta from disappearing.
climate change will create long lasting consequences that the generation after us will have to struggle through. our time is now-unless we take action the consequences will get worse. Share your thoughts ⬇️⬇️
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“The realization that it is not just global warming that we are dealing with, but global warming in an unequal and unjust world, has yet to sink in” according to Thiagarajan Jayaraman. There is a tendency in the public debate on climate change to present the use and development of green technologies as a miracle solution or panacea. We often forget one aspect: it is crucial to ensure that their development goes hand in hand with social justice: “one cannot speak of saving humanity while talking about tolerating injustices in the social and economic world.” Without equality and equity – in other words, without peace and security – we cannot effectively fight climate change.
Photo credit: 📸 Maskbook, is an international participatory and artistic project by Art of Change 21. This association raises public awareness on the climate issue. More than 6000 people from across world have already made their own masks.
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In less than an hour and almost 50m stretch of the Freedom Island Coast, my students were able to collect 1,392 pieces of plastic cotton buds and lollipop sticks.
PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND: Plastic cotton buds and lollipop sticks CANNOT BE RECYCLED.
These items, at par with plastic straws, are becoming great concern for plastic pollution. We are accustomed to using cotton buds for hygienic purposes and for relating lollipop sticks to childhood BUT we cannot simply deny the fact that these are pressing concerns today.
While many of us are unaware of alternatives to cotton buds (other ear cleaners, oil remedies, etc.), or just by simply helping lessen the consumption by ditching lollipops in our lives, we continue to educate people and pressure companies to think of alternatives for these items.
Please understand too that our number one enemy today in beating plastic pollution is not just dependence to convenience but our consumption patterns or #ThrowAwayCulture that create more waves of trash #ForTheOceans.
Scotland has become the first part of the UK to ban plastic cotton buds in an effort to combat plastic pollution. We believe that we can put more effort here in our country too little by little changing the mindset of us consumers to demanding for eco-friendly alternatives to companies and manufacturers.
Just think of where these thin pieces would end up in the long run. You know the answer right straight into your hearts, right? You know the drill.
“A report commissioned by the UK government's official environmental advisers is calling to ban frequent flyer reward schemes to discourage people from traveling by air.
In an independent report published by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) last week, researchers from Imperial College London noted that about 15% of the entire UK population take 70% of all flights from the country.
One way to punish this elite group of travelers is to "introduce regulation to ban frequent flyer reward schemes that stimulate demand," the researchers said. It did not give specifics.
Frequent flyer programs - provided by almost all airlines around the world - are designed to reward and encourage customers for traveling with the same airline, by giving them the option to upgrade their class, or get free flights, if they rack up a certain amount of points.
Some passengers take extra flights to reach or maintain benefits with certain airlines, which is the kind of behavior the proposal would target.
The researchers' proposal could discourage flyers from remaining loyal to certain airlines or discourage them from flying as much as before.” @businessinsider
@SAS Scandinavian Airlines compensates the carbon footprint of all flights taken by its loyalty programme #eurobonus members. This is 40% of the airline’s CO2 emitted by flights! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Worldwide, 42 airlines offer voluntary carbon offsetting programmes to passengers. This includes half of the world’s 20 largest airlines.
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As the global aviation industry gathers in Montreal for the 40th @ICAO Assembly, we are exploring 40 ideas that caught our eye to reduce aviation’s CO2 emissions. These aviation climate solutions are part of much broader work taking place across the industry. Which one do you like? And what can you suggest to help us meet our long-term climate goal to halve CO2 emissions whilst continuing to provide connectivity to the world?