Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X and other celebrities speak out about Amazon rainforest fires
22 August 2019, 18:23
Celebrities react to the devasting Brazilian Amazon rainforest fires. Many are tweeting and sharing information about how to help the Amazon rainforest while others are simply raising awareness.
Devastating fires in the Amazon rainforest have been raging for weeks, with many scientists concerned about the climate change implications of the intense fires. The vitally important rainforest is the largest in the world and home to diverse animal and plant life populations.
How much oxygen does the amazon forest produce?
The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% of the earth's oxygen, according to National Geographic.
Now, with the Amazon rainforest at risk from deforestation, many celebrities are speaking out and urging their followers to pay close attention. Famous folks like Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X and Jameela Jamil are all posting about the fires which pose a huge threat to the indigenous populations of the rainforest, as well as the plants and animals who also reside there.
Camila Cabello tweeted that the fires made her want to "cry with frustration".
This makes me want to cry with frustration. what are we DOING? We’re literally destroying our miracle of a home 😭😭😭 I’m so sorry, earth 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/0MDMCowsPZ— camila (@Camila_Cabello) August 21, 2019
Meanwhile, Kehlani highlighted the Amazon and some recent and terrifying climate change indicators.
bro if the earths most major key components going THRU it (amazon, glaciers, great barrier reef) doesn’t wake u the fuck up and inspire you 1. get out the pity hole and live ur best life 2. help out whenever u can wherever whoever— Kehlani (@Kehlani) August 21, 2019
idk what would
Jameela Jamil, Ross Lynch and Lil Nas X were eager to help and spread the word.
where does the donation go to help stop the fire in the amazon— nope (@LilNasX) August 22, 2019
Who do we send money to to support the efforts of the firefighters, risking their lives to save the Amazon. https://t.co/c4uE0ak7YM— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) August 21, 2019
And Swae Lee seemed upset that these hoes were burning down the Amazon rainforest.
These hoes burning down the Amazon rainforest 😤— Swae Lee Lee Swae (@SwaeLee) August 22, 2019
Zoe Kravitz called out the lack of coverage of the devastating situation.
And Lizzo brought attention to the illegal deforestation of the Amazon under Brazil's Bolsonaro government.
Plenty of other celebrities and well known figures have spoken out as the tragic fires continue to spread. For practical ways to help, get involved with amazonwatch.org and donate to the cause now.