Florida Manatee

(Trichechus manatus latirostris)
Photo of Manatee with text

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The Florida #manatee population had been recovering until 2021.  Now over 10% have perished year to date, due to starvation!!! 

So what does this have to do with the #climatecrisis?  As storms intensify, the run-off from lakes such as #Okeechobee increases. That water contains fertilizer which causes toxic algae blooms and chokes seagrass, the food supply of #manatees.

And #fossilfuels are the biggest culprit of #globalwarming.

This #biodiversityloss comes at a great risk to our own resilience to #climatechange.

At the same time, there are bills in the House (#HR2773) and Senate (#S2372), titled “Recovering America’s Wildlife Act”, which are intended to provide funding for species of greatest conservation need.

Please let the #Florida co-sponsors of those bills know that in order to #savewildlife, we have to #divestfromfossilfuels. 

🔥🔥🔥  Contact Rep John Rutherford (Instagram/Twitter: @reprutherfordfl), Rep Maria Salazar (Instagram/Twitter: @repmariasalazar ) and Senator Rubio Marco (Instagram: @senatormarcorubio, Twitter: @marcorubio) and let them know you want  #climatesolutions now! 🔥🔥🔥

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