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The Psychological Impact of the Climate Crisis

This week across the nation and the world, powerful climate activism has taken place. Young activists have been able to coordinate a global climate strike week in 150 countries that began Friday, September 20th with protests around the world. Currently, in New York, different nations of the world are convening at the United Nations Climate Action Summit to discuss global initiatives to combat rising sea levels, increasing average global temperatures, increasing global greenhouse gas emissions, and the economic costs that come with powerful natural disasters and climate change. The climate crisis as stated by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres this morning, “is moving faster than we are.”  The climate crisis is a direct threat to our existence and threatens to dictate our future with catastrophic effects. Scientific findings of rising sea… Read more »

The People’s Climate March: Bringing Movements Together

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, the People’s Climate March was held in New York City. Organizers estimated that over 400,000 people from across the globe gathered to protest climate destabilization. The rally was devised in response to the United Nation’s Climate Summit as a strategy for international environmental justice advocates. Many people in attendance of the march voiced their encouragement of governments to put sanctions on domestic industries and corporations that will decrease pollution, and called for divestment from corporations that thrive off of the exploitation of people and the environment. The People’s Climate March was the largest climate march in history, and with “2808 solidarity events in 166 countries,” it is clear that the degradation of the environmental is tied to many social justice issues. As advocates for reproductive… Read more »