Joseph Huff Hannon. AUSTRALIA

 Take Action Now!  Dear friends across the world, Hell on earth looks a lot like Australia right now. The fires are so big they are generating their own lightning — and they’ve killed more than a **BILLION** animals! 
A billion! It’s a wildlife holocaust!! Thousands of koalas have been roasted alive in the trees, while rare flying foxes are falling dead from the sky. Even worse, this nightmare could be a glimpse of our whole planet’s future if we don’t urgently tackle the climate crisis that caused it.
This is a call to arms: we need to fight Australia’s fires with burning, urgent action. If 40,000 of us chip in now, we can provide immediate on-the-ground support — funding the heroes who are rescuing injured koalas and kangaroos, while backing a long-term recovery plan to plant billions of new trees to help nature recover.

But alone it won’t be enough. Even as their country burns, Australia’s leaders are denying climate change and trying to derail global action to reduce carbon pollution. We can’t let them win. So we’ll also bring all of our movement’s campaigning magic to face down blockers in Australia and all over the world ahead of crucial global climate talks later this year.

This is urgent — give what you can to help beat back Australia’s biodiversity apocalypse and spark the climate revolution our planet needs!
I’LL DONATE $4

I’LL DONATE $8
I’LL DONATE $16
OTHER AMOUNT

Can you imagine how brave you must be to run into the flames to save terrified animals? Across Australia, heroic wildlife rescuers are working against the clock to save animals from this catastrophe — they deserve our support, and if enough of us chip in, we can give it.

But to really make their heroism count, we must spark change in Australia — and that means taking on the powerful climate deniers who have the government in their grip. Right now, they’re flooding Australia with fake news to play down the link to climate change, but as deadly fires blaze through homes, businesses and schools, killing dozens and wrecking people’s lives, Australia’s leaders are under pressure like never before.

Avaaz is one of the few movements positioned to power recovery plans and wildlife rescue on the ground, while launching fearless people-powered campaigns and investigations all over the world to face down the climate deniers.

So let’s not stand by and watch as wildlife burns — chip in now to power the global response to Australia’s climate catastrophe that the whole world needs:

I’LL DONATE $4
I’LL DONATE $8
I’LL DONATE $16
OTHER AMOUNT

This is personal for me. My brother lives in Australia, and I want my precocious, curious young nephews to grow up looking for koalas up in the treetops, and not just hearing about them in the history books. I hope they’ll be able to look out over the ocean, without choking on ash. And I’d love them to hear stories about a time when the world came together to defend their country’s splendid natural beauty — a moment that was both a global wakeup call and a tipping point toward building the healthier, more sustainable world we all want.

With hope, love and lots of grit,

Joseph, Bert, Marigona, Martyna, Francesco, Patricia, Aloys and the whole Avaaz team


PS – This might be your first donation to our movement ever. But what a first donation! Did you know that Avaaz relies entirely on small donations from members like you? That’s why we’re fully independent, nimble and effective. Join the over 1 million people who’ve donated to make Avaaz a real force for good in the world.More information:

Number Of Animals Feared Dead In Australia’s Wildfires Soars To Over 1 Billion
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/billion-animals-australia-fires_n_5e13be43e4b0843d361778a6

The world loves kangaroos and koalas. Now we are watching them die in droves (The Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/06/kangaroo-koala-australia-bushfires-wildfires-die

Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide (The New York Times)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/opinion/australia-fires-climate-change.html

Something else is out of control in Australia: climate disaster denialism (The Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/08/australia-climate-disaster-denial-bushfires-online-rightwing-press-politicians

How Rupert Murdoch Is Influencing Australia’s Bushfire Debate (The New York Times)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/08/world/australia/fires-murdoch-disinformation.html 

The viral false claim that nearly 200 arsonists are behind the Australia fires, explained (Vox)
https://www.vox.com/2020/1/9/21058332/australia-fires-arson-lightning-explained 


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