It makes you wonder how many of these events are being purposefully orchestrated to gain support and profit?
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing leader’s latest broadside in casting blame over forest fires that have generated international concern.
It’s hard to choose among all the possible bad guys that could be guilty here. NGO’s (i.e. non-profits)? Absolutely possible that one of their fanatical employees or sympathetic supporters would start the fires to make their radical environmental case. Greedy developers? Again, absolutely possible. As for the claim that there are more fires than ever? They mean, since 2013. Once science has been hijacked by politics, there is no adult left in the room. And no accountability.
The problem is that fires in the Amazon are a cause which the rich elites feel good about donating money. Especially those in Hollywood who know they don’t earn or deserve the great amount of money they are paid ie white Hollywood guilt. Thus a pot of money is created and every crook or freeloader who claims to care about the fires wants their share of the loot. Good luck sorting this out.
Bolsonaro appeared to be commenting on social media postings claiming that the environmental organization the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) had paid for images taken by volunteer firefighters that it then supposedly used to solicit donations, including a $500,000 contribution from DiCaprio.
The WWF has denied receiving a donation from DiCaprio or obtaining photos from the firefighters.
“This Leonardo DiCaprio is a cool guy, right? Giving money to torch the Amazon,” Bolsonaro said on Friday during brief remarks in front of the presidential residence.
DiCaprio denied having donated to the WWF. In a statement, the actor lauded “the people of Brazil working to save their natural and cultural heritage.” But, he said, “While worthy of support, we did not fund the organizations targeted.”
DiCaprio has been an outspoken advocate on behalf of combating climate change, speaking frequently about environmental issues including the Amazon forest fires. His Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which is focused on projects that “protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction,” is part of the Earth Alliance.
Four members of the nongovernmental organization Alter do Chão Fire Brigade were arrested on Tuesday with police accusing them of purposefully setting fires in order to document them and drum up more donations. They were released on Thursday on a judge’s order.
DiCaprio has denied the charges.
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At this time of crisis for the Amazon, I support the people of Brazil working to save their natural and cultural heritage. They are an amazing, moving and humbling example of the commitment and passion needed to save the environment. The future of these irreplaceable ecosystems is at stake and I am proud to stand with the groups protecting them. While worthy of support, we did not fund the organizations targeted. I remain committed to supporting the Brazilian indigenous communities, local governments, scientists, educators and general public who are working tirelessly to secure the Amazon for the future of all Brazilians.
Notice how no one asks the radical environmentalists or the news sources that published all the environmentalists” predictions over the last several decades, why none of their predictions have come true. In fact, environmentalists have failed to accurately predict much of anything. And yet now, they insist Earth will end in 12 years, unless we hand over our economy and energy production, and return to the dark ages. And the news sources loudly publicize these latest claims.
Didn’t people like “Greta” Thornberg used to stand on street corners yelling “the world is ending?” But previously, everyone would understand she was nuts, and walk on by. Now, she is addressing the UN and our Congress. Insanity.
DiCaprio is a tree-hugging fraud. He is just another climate change activist that flies around the world in his private jet while he lectures the rest of us for destroying the planet. Climate change has become a cult.
Liberalism is the cult and global warming is one of its key beliefs.
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