Stop the Amazon Fires
Dramatic and swift action needs to take place, and the United Nations has the power to do so. A global online petition at Change.org urges the UN to:
1. Send in immediate humanitarian support to all the indigenous and local groups that have lost their homes and way of life.
2. Coordinate a large-scale effort with Brazil and neighboring countries to fight the fires in the highest-risk areas, such as those affecting indigenous peoples, animals and the most fragile ecosystems.
3. Create economic sanctions on Brazil that would make the cutting, selling and buying of timber and meat produced in the country illegal.
The petition can be signed at Tinyurl.com/AmazonCatastrophe.
Natural Awakenings magazine will be dedicating the coming year to covering the climate crisis and providing personal choices that people can make to reduce their own carbon footprint.
To learn more and view a video on the role of the rainforest in human and planetary health, click here.