Tuesday, 13 March 2012


New piece on me (thanks Kev) depicting the plight of indigenous tribes
in the Amazon. Amazonia houses one-third of the Earth's plant and animal
species and produces one-fifth of all its fresh water, as well as being home
to 400 distinct indigenous groups who depend on the rainforest for their
physical and cultural survival. Each day 100 living species become extinct
and at current rates of deforestation, it is estimated that by 2020 nearly 50%
of what we know as the "Lungs of the Earth" will be destroyed. We are
losing this irreplaceable source at an alarming rate, with devastating
repercussions for the entire planet. With global deforestation contributing 
to 20–25 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, the Brazilian government
show their disgusting disregard for humanity with the construction of the
Belo Monte monster dam which will generate enormous quantities of
methane - 25 times more potent than CO2, whilst flooding 400km of 
standing forest and forcing 40,000 people from their homes. With decades 
of environmental atrocities committed by dirty energy companies, it is 
imperative that we reconnect with nature and realise the importance of this 
global treasure. We must fight to abolish ecocide and protect the
rights of indigenous peoples and this fragile ecosystem before its too late.