I am a Paris-based author, actor and environmentalist. I am a co-founder of Fruits of the Amazon, and my latest collection of poetry, Rain Songs, is published by Ravenna Press.
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The Amazon rainforest is the best preserved of the three great tropical forest basins.
It is the biggest store of biodiversity in the world.
It regulates rainfall patterns across Latin America and beyond.
It is home to the world’s largest river, which is responsible for one-fifth of the freshwater flowing into the oceans and is one of the most important...
Two days after the ban on deliberately starting new fires in Brazil was enforced, nearly 4,000 new blazes have been seen.
Deforestation of the Amazon is still happening, according to Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE). Two days after the ban was enforced on starting fires, nearly 4,000 new fires were seen from space according to INPE. The agency found that this summer alone more forest had been cleared than in the last three years.
Indigenous populations living in the rainf...
How Leonard Cohen's parting words apply even more deeply to our plight today
By Rufo Quintavalle in Opinion | March 31st 2018
“It is only when the emergency becomes articulate that we can locate that willingness to serve.” Leonard Cohen
Shortly before he died in November 2016, Leonard Cohen gave a press conference to discuss his new album, You Want it Darker. During the conference he spoke about the use he made in the album’s title song of the Hebrew word, hineni. This word which translates a...
Without a reduction in the number of cars on the road electric vehicles will simply drive us to hell by a more scenic route.
A focus on innovation can be an impediment to genuine progress in the food system.
Coal is in decline, and it may be terminal.
We are running out of time on climate change and money needs to start flowing fast towards a solution, and in large amounts if there is to be any hope of avoiding the worst.
There is no scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs and no evidence that their commercialization has been beneficial to society as a whole; until there is, it is prudent to just say no.
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