This Video Of An Orangutan Fighting Off A Bulldozer Destroying Its Home Is Breaking Everyone's Hearts
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David Attenborough's BBC doc Climate Change: The Facts is leaving viewers heartbroken over some disturbing footage.

In one horrifying scene, an orangutan futilely fends off a bulldozer from completely destroying its home.


The fearless ape charges towards the digger and attempts to attack it, but the animal loses its footing from the felled tree and falls a few feet into the pile of branches and tree stumps below.

Sadness As An Orangutan Tries To Fight The Bulldozer Destroying Its Habitatwww.youtube.com

The distressing footage released by International Animal Rescue is an example of the destruction of an animal's habitat for the sake of consumer greed, in this case, palm oil.

Palm oil is a vegetable oil derived from mesocarp of oil palms and is considered a cheap ingredient for everyday life such as foods, cosmetics, cleaning products and fuels.

Some 66 million tons of palm oil are produced, annually. Due to its low world market costs, the oils properties are found in half of all supermarket products, such as "frozen pizzas, biscuits and margarine, as well as body creams, soaps, makeup, candles and detergents," as reported by Rainforest Rescue.

According to The Sun, palm oil plantations are replacing the huge swathes of forests in the humid climates of South East Asia, forcing various local wildlife to flee from their habitats.


Reddit commenters are suggesting alternatives to palm oil as effort to cut down on deforestation.

"Hint hint: don't buy so much prepackaged food. You can in fact bake your own cookies with butter or coconut oil. Tastes better too! Palm oil doesn't taste like anything."nominally
"We don't have to treat the world like this. We can be more careful and considerate. Greed and apathy is inexcusable."Brocklesocks
"Massive deforestation must be met with massive reforestation"GrumpyGreedo



Imagine putting yourself in the orangutan's point of view. This is traumatic.

"That orangutan is literally witnessing it's own version of the apocalypse that's so fucked up"spliffyMcPiffy
"2,000-3,000 are killed every year by direct human action. Honestly I care a lot more about these guys dying than human death. Maybe if there were 50,000 humans left, I'd feel differently."KillerJupe
"Indonesia, Brazil, The Congo and other rainforest states are being brutally exploited and the entire world will suffer. when the plankton population collapses it's all over."CadillacBottom



Many are unaware of their contribution to destructive forces to these precious forests. So where do we start?

"I agree that apathy is way too prevalent when it comes to these issues but it's not just a matter of caring about it. I think a lot of people give a shit but wouldn't even know where to start on research or reducing their use of products that hurt the planet. I see plenty of comments here from people who had absolutely no clue about palm oil, imagine what the rest of the common population DOESN'T know or understand. Why does it seem like everyone wants to put the weight of responsibility on consumers when it should really be on these big companies?"data_dawg

Suddenly, certain products are not necessities anymore.

"Fuck that we don't need coconut conditioner, figure something else out..."shoe_botm




Attenborough, who is an environmentalist, explained in the documentary that climate change is the biggest threat to our planet in thousands of years.

"Right now we are facing our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change. At the current rate of warming we risk a devastating future."
"The science is now clear that urgent action is needed."
"What happens now and in these next few years will profoundly affect the next few thousand years."
"It may sound frightening but the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade we could face irreversible damage of the natural world, and the collapse of our societies."

Approximately 70,000 orangutans roam the forests of Southeast Asia, but they face extinction due to EU's biofuels policy, which promotes the increase of renewable energy.

There are solutions in which we can contribute to the preservation of these habitats and the well-being on various species, including the Borneo elephant and Sumatran tiger, in addition to the orangutan.


We can eat home-cooked meals, ask retailers for palm-free products, sign petitions to elect representatives, and take other courses of action as suggested on the Rainforest Rescue website.

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I may not be popular for saying this, but I think comedy is the best form of entertainment.

However, it’s not always easy to find great comedy.

There are lots of comedians who make me smile or even make me laugh at a joke or two. Yet, it’s really hard to find a comedian who can keep me laughing through their whole set.

If you’re having trouble finding those kinds of comedians, or are just ready to find a new comedian to enjoy, Redditors are here to help.

Probably hoping to find a great comedian themself, Redditor Plastic_Ad_6179 asked:

"Who's the best comedian of all time in your opinion?"

Sean Lock

"Sean Lock"

"For many reasons, but mainly for being the undisputed champion of the world in...Carrot In A Box:"

– Rymundo88

"What a HUGE talent. Luckily he left a lot of great footage. Terrible loss."

– Pan-tang

"The comedians comedian"

– FrederickBishop

George Carlin

"George Carlin."

"Honorable mention to Bill Burr."

– gobigred3562

"When I turned 21, my mom took me to Vegas. We saw Carlin perform and we laughed solidly for 90 minutes. I don’t remember any of the jokes, but I have never laughed like that since. He was a true master of the art."

– drCrankoPhone

"Carlin is the only correct answer. Nobody will ever touch that level of wit, wordplay, satire, and social commentary."

"Nobody."

– reflUX_cAtalyst

Mike Birbiglia

"I went to a Mike Birbiglia show at Zanies in Nashville back in 2008. Guy killed…got up on stage, told 1 story. Took him 90 minutes to get through that story. The whole time, he’s veering off on tangents that seemed completely natural, conversational even. Each tangent was a tiny hilarious story itself. The show seemed so smooth and flowed so naturally, that I could hardly believe it was written. It was masterful. Sure, he doesn’t tell jokes that leave you breathless with laughter, but he does tell jokes that get 90% of the way there with such consistency that I’m actually more impressed with that than the former."

– mavol

Norm MacDonald

"In terms of:"

  • "Being at the top of his game for a long period of time"
  • "Being perfect at timing and execution"
  • "Understanding comedy to a degree that other comedians notice and respect"
  • "Being clever and witty on the spot"
  • "Having memorable jokes and killer standup routines"

"Norm MacDonald"

– warpus

"My favorite story about Norm MacDonald I've heard is that when he was coming up if he bombed he'd wait in the back of the club after the show to shake everyone's hand in their way out. If he killed he wouldn't. What a legend."

– SixPieceTaye

"If you asked a group of comedians who their favorite comedian is I'd bet Norm would be near the top of the list. So much of his material was a deconstruction of comedy itself. If Norm MacDonald tells you a bad joke, and you laugh, is it still a bad joke? Why is it funny? Are you laughing at him or is he laughing at you?"

– foldingcouch

Mitch Hedberg

"Mitch Hedberg. RIP."

– onepotatotwopotato3

"I used to love that guy. I still do but I used to too."

– ChefHannibal

""I got in an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent. That’s a bad place for an argument, because I tried to walk out, and had to slam the flap.""

""F**k you, zzzzzzzzzzip""

– StarktheGuat

Monty Python

"Monty Python, as a group."

"I don't think there's been a single more influential comedy act than Flying Circus."

– EarlyBirdsofBabylon

"I agree with it just because it’s one of the few non-American mentions here. People seriously think that humor ends on American Stand Up and television…"

"Also Monty Python is ALWAYS funny"

– RockThePlazmah

Robin Williams

"Robin Williams."

– Flicksterea

"Live on Broadway stands as one of the most memorable things I have ever watched."

– Grimlock64

"Idk why he isn’t higher on this list or mentioned more often. Robin Williams had absolutely insane improv skills. Watch the episode of Who’s Line with him as the guest star, the rest of the cast can’t keep it together."

– _xXmyusernameXx_

Lucille Ball

"Lucille Ball"

– LusciousofBorg

"Scrolled this far to find a female comedian! Love Lucille Ball"

– boonybun

"I saw I Love Lucy was streaming a couple months ago. Having watched it as a kid, I figured I’d put it on for a nostalgic chuckle. I was not ready for that show to be so, so funny—I nearly passed out I was laughing so hard."

– mypantsareawesome

"She was a comedic genius."

– DrWorm_DD

Rowan Atkinson

"Rowan Atkinson (John Cleese closely second)"

– DarkFluids777

"Atkinson is such an amazing physical comedian that it’s basically overlooked that he’s a first-rate stand-up, as well."

– HilariousSpill

Eddie Murphy

"Eddie Murphy"

– onterrible1

"He saved SNL. They wouldn't be on air today were it not for Murphy"

– Blackgurlmajik

"Goat of comedy"

– IndependenceScary644

Comedy may not be everyone’s favorite form of entertainment, but it is a can’t miss, so long as the comedian in question is a good one.

Luckily, we’ve got some great suggestions above.