The Marvel star, Mark Ruffalo, who is best known for many top-notch roles in Hollywood, is also a recognized environmentalist. The Hulk star potentially uses his platform to advocate for environmental issues, particularly the preservation of the Amazon rainforest.  The actor who impressed MCU fans with his green titan on the silver screen has transformed into a real-life green warrior in the fight to safeguard these precious ecosystems of Amazon.

Mark Ruffalo endorses Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Brazilian election for Amazon Protection

Aside from his acting career, Mark Ruffalo is known for his active participation in environmental and climate change advocacy. For the past few years, the actor has been actively involved in issues related to the Amazon rainforest and has taken a prominent interest in Brazilian politics.

Image of Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo

In the past Brazilian presidential election, the actor declared his support for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva against former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, hoping that Lula da Silva’s engagement would make a positive impact on environmental policies in preserving the rainforest. Since his concern centered around the protection of the Amazon rainforest, Rufallo urged the president to take decisive action to protect the rainforest, wrote on Twitter,

 “You’re one of my heroes, Lula, but it breaks my heart to see the Belém Declaration has no concrete goals to protect the rainforest,” The Amazon emergency is a climate emergency, and we can’t afford any delays.”

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The following Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization  (ACTO) submission, organized by President Lula da Silva in light of the devastating issues facing the rainforest, sadly didn’t prioritize concrete deforestation goals. Indeed, it focused on encouraging rich countries to take responsibility for combating climate change by contributing to the preservation of the Amazon rainforest.

As per the record, in the first half of 2023, deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon forest fell to 34%, hitting the lowest level in four years under President Lula da Silva’s tougher environmental policies.


Mark Ruffalo dissatisfied with the Brazilian President praises Gustavo Petro’s Amazon efforts

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

After realizing the inactive moment from Lula, Ruffalo expressed his lament toward him and praised the actions of Colombia’s far-left President Gustavo Petro for his calls to halt the drilling in the Amazon

“Thankfully, under your leadership, this summit finally established key protections for Indigenous Peoples. Thank you for listening to the voices of those on the frontlines of the climate emergency”.

Gustavo Petro is a member of the Marxist M19 guerrilla group and became the first left-wing president in Colombia’s history in August 2022.

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Mark Ruffalo urges Brazilian President to lead the Amazon Protection

Recently, the actor shared a Twitter (X) post and requested that President Lula take immediate action for the Amazon rainforest.


Image of Amazon indigenous Tribes
Amazon indigenous Tribes


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In a recent opinion piece in The Guardian, Ruffalo urged the world to stand together with the indigenous class of the Amazon and support the fight against deforestation and land depletion. The actor highlighted that the destruction of the Rainforest would lead to the extinction of the ecosystem. Since it is known as the lung of the earth, killing it would naturally affect our planet’s climate, water, and food supplies everywhere the actor added.

“We are on the brink of what scientists are calling a “tipping point” for the Amazon basin, This is Earth’s endgame. Over 10,000 species could be wiped out, starting a domino effect that would affect our planet’s climate, our water, and food supplies everywhere – taking many human lives with it”

In the article, he also mentioned the contribution of Indigenous peoples, who have conserved almost all the biodiversity this planet still holds, and sadly, they have been attacked and removed from their territories. He described them as the Avengers and reminded everyone to recognize and join in their efforts to protect their territories.

Source:  The Guardian and Twitter (X)

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