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Look at the crisis in the Amazon and understand the stakes: we’re battling for life itself

At this week’s Amazon summit, the world must stand with Indigenous peoples – and demand protection for the rainforest

Some of the most fulfilling moments in my life as an actor are when I play roles that speak to the challenges facing humanity.

In The Avengers, for example, in which I play the Hulk, the team tries to undo the “the snap” – an apocalyptic event brought about by the villain Thanos to eradicate half of all living beings.

As a good friend of mine says: “Fantasy is not an escape from our world, but an invitation to go deeper into it.”

The simple fact is that humanity has triggered extinction events – and the collapse of the Amazon is a…

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