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Climate change is no longer a threat looming in the distance for future generations. It is happening now, affecting all of us. Each year, the dire circumstances brought forth by the climate crisis are more apparent as temperatures rise...
Written by: Anna Lappé The satellite imagery is staggering: an Antarctic ice shelf roughly the size of New York City collapsing into the ocean. Its demise, captured and reported by NASA scientists in mid-March, was only the latest startling news from a...
Written by: Samantha Sharpe, Monique Retamal, and Taylor Brydges If things don’t change fast, the fashion industry could use a quarter of the world’s remaining global carbon budget to keep warming under 2℃ by 2050, and use 35 percent more land to...
Written by: Kimberly White The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) has appointed climate law and policy expert Dr. Ian Fry as the world's first Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate...
Written by: YCC Team Members of the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North and South Dakota have long protested the construction of new oil pipelines in the region. And now they’re working together to...
Written by: Janine Mohamed, Pat Anderson, and Veronica Matthews The urgency of tackling climate change is even greater for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and other First Nation peoples across the globe. First Nations people will be disproportionately affected...
Interview with Fergus Watt, Coordinator for the Coalition for the UN We Need https://youtu.be/HZLaBMc0DSE Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to Common Home Conversations. Today we're joined by Fergus Watt, Coordinator for the Coalition for the UN We Need....
Written by: Kimberly White  Climate change is no longer some distant threat that will only affect future generations and faraway places. The climate emergency is here, it is happening right now, and it affects everyone, everywhere. However, one group of...
Written by: YCC Team Pope Francis called upon the world to reduce global warming in a 2015 letter known as Laudato Si’. Now the Vatican has launched an online platform to help inspire and guide Catholics who are ready to act. Any...
Written by: Thomas S. Bateman and Michael E Mann Our species is in a race with climate change, and a lot of people want to know, “Can I really make a difference?” The question concerns what’s known as agency. Its meaning...
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