From @yaleenvironment360: Using satellite data, scientists are documenting the inexorable melting of South America’s glaciers and ice fields. The findings are sobering: Ninety-eight percent of Andean glaciers have shrunk this century, losing an average of three feet in thickness a year since 2000.
The area covered by glaciers in Peru, for example, shrank by nearly a third from 2000 to 2016. In the southern Andes, particularly in Patagonia, some glaciers have retreated 5.5 miles in the past century.

This ice loss poses a threat to water supplies and agriculture from Bolivia to Chile. “The disappearance of glaciers will have an impact on the cities, but not just cities — locals, farmers, and people who do agriculture more broadly,” says one scientist.

To read the full story, click the link in @yaleenvironment360’s bio. Reporting by Jonathan Moens.

Photo credit: David Silverman/Getty Images

From @yaleenvironment360: Using satellite data, scientists are documenting the inexorable melting of South America’s glaciers and ice fields. The findings are sobering: Ninety-eight percent of Andean glaciers have shrunk this century, losing an average of three feet in thickness a year since 2000.
The area covered by glaciers in Peru, for example, shrank by nearly a third from 2000 to 2016. In the southern Andes, particularly in Patagonia, some glaciers have retreated 5.5 miles in the past century.

This ice loss poses a threat to water supplies and agriculture from Bolivia to Chile. “The disappearance of glaciers will have an impact on the cities, but not just cities — locals, farmers, and people who do agriculture more broadly,” says one scientist.

To read the full story, click the link in @yaleenvironment360’s bio. Reporting by Jonathan Moens.

Photo credit: David Silverman/Getty Images

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@hattrickcity12 Instagram Profile 19 February, 2020

Of course it’s gonna melt what are you stupid? Throw an ice cube on the table dummy

@tonyshyaka Instagram Profile 17 February, 2020

Just when I thought I couldn't like Di Caprio any more than I already do, he decides to speak up for the planet

@kate.kronkoyans Instagram Profile 17 February, 2020

take an interest in the ancient history of the earth. Glaciers melted and new ones formed, one life ended, a new one was born. This is the way of evolution at the physical level. And you cling to your little life and make all your subscribers believe that this humanity is destroying the planet. People are involved in the destruction of a small percentage. It's time to rethink the position. You are entangled in political rights and rights to life. Let live new.

@yanadashevski Instagram Profile 16 February, 2020

Thank you for not only caring, but actually doing something.

@lunlu1017 Instagram Profile 16 February, 2020

心淨則土淨,萬事萬物都能見聞覺知,真愛懺悔敬愛地球宇宙所有空間維次的生靈,森羅萬象由心現,敬天愛地,五戒十善得人身

@lunlu1017 Instagram Profile 16 February, 2020

Pray for the God and Universal religion's Holy name in One and Only True God , All Angel and All 天人, don't forget our 祖宗祖先是28天裡光音天的天人,祭祀祖先懇請祖宗幫忙感動地球人相信海嘯災難在30-50年就要來臨,美國NASA 太空總署已經公開向全球表明還

@damienbanks_420 Instagram Profile 16 February, 2020

When will this finally be taken seriously by world leaders this earth is literally dying 😢 and yet we haven't moved an inch about it..im convincingly going to vote Greta for president soon 🙄

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Ahead of #WorldPangolinDay this Saturday, find out more about the critically endangered Sunda Pangolin, the most illegally trafficked animal in the world 🌍
Via @racingextinction, Artwork by @_undertheskin/undertheskin.co.uk
#IllegalWildlifeTrade #RacingExtinction

Ahead of #WorldPangolinDay this Saturday, find out more about the critically endangered Sunda Pangolin, the most illegally trafficked animal in the world 🌍 
Via @racingextinction, Artwork by @_undertheskin/undertheskin.co.uk
#IllegalWildlifeTrade #RacingExtinction
109,107 808 13 February, 2020

From @cnnclimate: 🐝 Bumblebee populations are rapidly declining across North America and Europe, according to a study from the University of Ottawa that examined 66 bumblebee species across the two continents. The study’s findings highlighted that as climate change causes temperatures and precipitation to rise beyond what bumblebees can tolerate, their risk for extinction increases. “The things [we] grew up with as kids are fading away very fast,” said a senior author of the study. “It’s not just that we’re looking at what our kids will experience; it’s that we are looking back not even a full generation, just to when we were kids, and saying, ‘Could we take our children to places we loved and find what we found?’ What our study says is that that answer is no across entire continents.” (📸:Natalia Fedosenko\TASS via Getty Images)

From @cnnclimate: 🐝 Bumblebee populations are rapidly declining across North America and Europe, according to a study from the University of Ottawa that examined 66 bumblebee species across the two continents. The study’s findings highlighted that as climate change causes temperatures and precipitation to rise beyond what bumblebees can tolerate, their risk for extinction increases. “The things [we] grew up with as kids are fading away very fast,” said a senior author of the study. “It’s not just that we’re looking at what our kids will experience; it’s that we are looking back not even a full generation, just to when we were kids, and saying, ‘Could we take our children to places we loved and find what we found?’ What our study says is that that answer is no across entire continents.” (📸:Natalia Fedosenko\TASS via Getty Images)
269,790 3,413 12 February, 2020

Xavante children from the Tsiba’adzatsi village in the Brazilian Amazon help plant seedlings at a nursery established to help with the recovery of degraded areas in the state of Mato Grosso.
This is a project led by @EarthAlliance Amazon Forest Fund recipient Operação Amazônia Nativa to help with food security for indigenous communities while reforesting places that have been damaged by fire and other threats. 🌱

Xavante children from the Tsiba’adzatsi village in the Brazilian Amazon help plant seedlings at a nursery established to help with the recovery of degraded areas in the state of Mato Grosso. 
This is a project led by @EarthAlliance Amazon Forest Fund recipient Operação Amazônia Nativa to help with food security for indigenous communities while reforesting places that have been damaged by fire and other threats. 🌱
434,570 2,612 11 February, 2020

From the @washingtonpost: Antarctica has broken its warmest temperature ever recorded. A reading of 65 degrees was taken at Esperanza Base along Antarctica’s Trinity Peninsula on Thursday, making it the ordinarily frigid contingent’s highest measured temperature in history. It beats out the previous record of 63.5 degrees, which occurred on March 24, 2015. The Antarctic peninsula, on which Thursday’s anomaly was recorded, is one of the fastest-warming regions in the world. In just the past 50 years, temperatures have surged a staggering 5 degrees in response to earth’s swiftly-warming climate. Read more by clicking the link in the @washingtonpost bio.

From the @washingtonpost: Antarctica has broken its warmest temperature ever recorded. A reading of 65 degrees was taken at Esperanza Base along Antarctica’s Trinity Peninsula on Thursday, making it the ordinarily frigid contingent’s highest measured temperature in history. It beats out the previous record of 63.5 degrees, which occurred on March 24, 2015. The Antarctic peninsula, on which Thursday’s anomaly was recorded, is one of the fastest-warming regions in the world. In just the past 50 years, temperatures have surged a staggering 5 degrees in response to earth’s swiftly-warming climate. Read more by clicking the link in the @washingtonpost bio.
413,002 7,218 7 February, 2020

From the @worldeconomicforum: Green isn't always good. #arctic #environment #climatechange #nature #ice

From the @worldeconomicforum: Green isn't always good. #arctic #environment #climatechange #nature #ice
335,235 3,904 7 February, 2020

From @cnnclimate: Rising temperatures triggering extreme weather events around the world could result in an increase in heat-related illnesses and deaths, as well as the threat of new infectious diseases, according to scientists at Johns Hopkins University. A paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation says that with climate change, we can expect cases of heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and potentially fatal heat strokes to climb. Extreme heat will particularly impact children, older people, people who suffer from chronic conditions and those who live in underserved communities. (📸: Getty)

From @cnnclimate: Rising temperatures triggering extreme weather events around the world could result in an increase in heat-related illnesses and deaths, as well as the threat of new infectious diseases, according to scientists at Johns Hopkins University. A paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation says that with climate change, we can expect cases of heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and potentially fatal heat strokes to climb. Extreme heat will particularly impact children, older people, people who suffer from chronic conditions and those who live in underserved communities. (📸: Getty)
239,917 1,670 6 February, 2020

An update from @aussieark and the recovery efforts for affected wildlife in Australia: Life Support for Endangered Brush-Tailed Rock Wallabies
In early January 2020, Aussie Ark was invited by the New South Wales State Government to assess the situation of Brush-tailed rock-wallabies, sadly what was found were numerous deceased wallabies. Several from starvation and dehydration, whilst others were struck by a vehicle in search for food, water and shelter, as the area is not preferred wallaby habitat. Encouragingly up to 30 were found residing near waterbodies. These wallabies are now receiving food drops and ongoing remote camera monitoring until the situation improves.
Regionally, all of the Brush-tailed rock-wallaby sites have been incinerated or are at imminent risk of fire. Coupled with the nation’s worst drought in recent decades, limited food and water supply is wreaking havoc on populations.
Aussie Ark has committed to doubling its species recovery projects to create a new facility for the northern population of the species. The Ark currently has 7 purpose-built facilities that provide home for up to 45 wallabies.
You can help Aussie Ark by donating today - see the link in their bio. #aussieark #conservation #australia #upperhunter #barringtontops #endangeredspecies #wildlife

An update from @aussieark and the recovery efforts for affected wildlife in Australia: Life Support for Endangered Brush-Tailed Rock Wallabies 
In early January 2020, Aussie Ark was invited by the New South Wales State Government to assess the situation of Brush-tailed rock-wallabies, sadly what was found were numerous deceased wallabies. Several from starvation and dehydration, whilst others were struck by a vehicle in search for food, water and shelter, as the area is not preferred wallaby habitat. Encouragingly up to 30 were found residing near waterbodies. These wallabies are now receiving food drops and ongoing remote camera monitoring until the situation improves. 
Regionally, all of the Brush-tailed rock-wallaby sites have been incinerated or are at imminent risk of fire. Coupled with the nation’s worst drought in recent decades, limited food and water supply is wreaking havoc on populations. 
Aussie Ark has committed to doubling its species recovery projects to create a new facility for the northern population of the species. The Ark currently has 7 purpose-built facilities that provide home for up to 45 wallabies. 
You can help Aussie Ark by donating today - see the link in their bio. #aussieark #conservation #australia #upperhunter #barringtontops #endangeredspecies #wildlife
145,729 1,376 5 February, 2020

From @thewcs: Live animal markets around the world that trade in wildlife provide the ideal conditions for new viruses to emerge. In the wake of the #Wuhan #coronavirus, we must close them. A large and growing number of people in China agree. Read more by clicking the link in @thewcs bio. Pictured: a civet in Vietnam. #WuhanFlu #WuhanCoronavirus #takeaction #globalhealth #vietnam #china #asia #civet #health #flu

From @thewcs: Live animal markets around the world that trade in wildlife provide the ideal conditions for new viruses to emerge. In the wake of the #Wuhan #coronavirus, we must close them. A large and growing number of people in China agree. Read more by clicking the link in @thewcs bio. Pictured: a civet in Vietnam. #WuhanFlu #WuhanCoronavirus #takeaction #globalhealth #vietnam #china #asia #civet #health #flu
291,781 2,301 4 February, 2020

From the @worldeconomicforum: A swarm the size of a city. Tap the link in our bio to read more #africa #food #sustainability #climatechange #environment

From the @worldeconomicforum: A swarm the size of a city. Tap the link in our bio to read more #africa #food #sustainability #climatechange #environment
212,185 3,249 1 February, 2020

A positive step forward from The @Guardian 👏 | #Regram #RG @guardian: We have decided that we will no longer accept advertising from fossil fuel extracting companies.

We are the first major global news organisation to institute this outright ban and hope others will join us soon.

Environmental groups have long argued that energy companies use expensive advertising campaigns to “greenwash” their activities, paying to highlight relatively small investments in renewable energy while continuing to make the vast majority of their revenue from extracting fossil fuels.
Advertising makes up 40% of our revenue, so it remains a key way to fund our journalism.

Our acting chief executive, Anna Bateson, and chief revenue officer, Hamish Nicklin, said "it’s true that rejecting some adverts might make our lives a tiny bit tougher in the very short term. Nonetheless, we believe building a more purposeful organisation and remaining financially sustainable have to go hand in hand.” They acknowledged that some readers would like us to turn down advertising for any product with a significant carbon footprint, such as cars or holidays, but explained that this isn't financially sustainable while the media industry’s business model remained in crisis.

@Greenpeace welcomed the move, calling it “a watershed moment".

A positive step forward from The @Guardian 👏 | #Regram #RG @guardian: We have decided that we will no longer accept advertising from fossil fuel extracting companies.

We are the first major global news organisation to institute this outright ban and hope others will join us soon.

Environmental groups have long argued that energy companies use expensive advertising campaigns to “greenwash” their activities, paying to highlight relatively small investments in renewable energy while continuing to make the vast majority of their revenue from extracting fossil fuels.
Advertising makes up 40% of our revenue, so it remains a key way to fund our journalism.

Our acting chief executive, Anna Bateson, and chief revenue officer, Hamish Nicklin, said "it’s true that rejecting some adverts might make our lives a tiny bit tougher in the very short term. Nonetheless, we believe building a more purposeful organisation and remaining financially sustainable have to go hand in hand.” They acknowledged that some readers would like us to turn down advertising for any product with a significant carbon footprint, such as cars or holidays, but explained that this isn't financially sustainable while the media industry’s business model remained in crisis.

@Greenpeace welcomed the move, calling it “a watershed moment".
403,006 3,230 31 January, 2020

The relief efforts in Australia continue. Please join me in supporting the #KoalaComeback campaign from photographer @DavidYarrow and @wild.ark, with the aim to raise $2 million to support recovery efforts in Australia. 50% of the proceeds raised through the koala print campaign will be directed to the @EarthAlliance #AustraliaWildfireFund, with WildArk using the remaining donations to support local organizations working on wildlife rehabilitation and habitat restoration. To donate, please see the link in @DavidYarrow’s bio or visit koalacomeback.com

The relief efforts in Australia continue. Please join me in supporting the #KoalaComeback campaign from photographer @DavidYarrow and @wild.ark, with the aim to raise $2 million to support recovery efforts in Australia. 50% of the proceeds raised through the koala print campaign will be directed to the @EarthAlliance #AustraliaWildfireFund, with WildArk using the remaining donations to support local organizations working on wildlife rehabilitation and habitat restoration. To donate, please see the link in @DavidYarrow’s bio or visit koalacomeback.com
628,493 3,632 30 January, 2020