Leonardo Dicaprio lambastes media over lack of Amazon fire coverage

Last Updated: Aug 23 2019 13:01
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HOLLYWOOD- Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has raised questions over the lack of media coverage of the ongoing fire at the Amazon rainforest.

DiCaprio posted a picture of the Amazon rainforest fire on his Instagram handle and captioned it, “Terrifying to think that the Amazon is the largest rain forest on the planet, creating 20% of the earth's oxygen, basically the lungs of the world, has been on fire and burning for the last 16 days running, with literally NO media coverage whatsoever! Why?"

The largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon is a vital carbon store that slows down the pace of global warming.