This Photo Captures The Sad Future Of Orangutans If We Don’t Act Now

Life or Lunch?

Palm oil is ubiquitous in our society. It’s in everything from lip balm to cookies and it’s even a source of biofuel. But where does this oil come from? Well, palm oil is harvested on large palm plantations in Southeast Asia, primarily on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, where thousands of hectares of rainforest have been clearcut and burned to make room for it. An estimated 300 football fields of forest are cleared every hour to make way for palm oil, just to give you a sense of how damaging this industry is. Adding insult to injury, peat bogs (known as massive carbon sinks) are being drained to pave the way for palm oil and … to put it simply, that’s not good, folks.

A weather phenomena referred to as “the haze” (that sounds like a Stephen King novel) which is essentially a large plume of smoke…

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