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Editor's Note
9.14.2021
Issue 10 Editor's Note

A recent case brought before Brazil’s Supreme Court aims to systematically strip ancestral land rights and accelerate agribusiness, mining, and logging activities in Brazil. Ahead of the ruling, the country’s Indigenous tribes came together to coordinate a protest of over 6,000 native representatives against the impending decision—the largest demonstration of Indigenous peoples in Brazil’s history. 

Editor's Note
8.31.2021
Issue 9 Editor's Note

Sixteen years after Hurricane Katrina devastated thousands of families throughout the Gulf, we watch as yet another catastrophic hurricane fueled by climate change makes landfall in Louisiana. 

Review
8.31.2021
5 Climate Justice Podcasts You Need to Follow

For listeners looking to learn more about the many intersections of the climate crisis and the people involved in the climate justice movement, here are five informative and gripping podcasts to plug into. Press play and enjoy!

News Article
9.2.2021
The Toxic Relationship between Oil and the Military

The US military has a long history of fighting wars for natural resources. But with the climate crisis looming, the interdependence between fossil fuel giants and the Pentagon needs to be exposed and broken.

News Article
9.2.2021
The Pyrocene is Upon Us

With climate change and the heating planet, wildfire season has lengthed and worsened over the past few years, leading to a destructive yearly cycle that doesn't seem to have an end. Read more to learn about the latest wildfires, how climate change affects wildfire conditions, and the climate justice implications.

Editor's Note
8.9.2021
Issue 8 Editor's Note

“It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land.” That’s how the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) landmark climate report begins.

Review
8.18.2021
Food Sovereignty and Indigenous Justice: A Review of Gather

This powerful documentary presents an interconnected story of frontline Indigenous individuals in their journeys to achieve physical, spiritual, and cultural healing from generational-colonial trauma through the food sovereignty movement.

News Article
8.11.2021
Looking Local: Focusing Green New Deal Efforts at the Small Scale for Big Impacts

Many people look to the federal level for climate policy — but local efforts can be even more effective. A city-level GND provides an opportunity to experiment, implement, and achieve progressive policies at the scale closest to the people.

News Article
8.11.2021
The Heat Is On: Climate Change and Extreme Heat Events Threaten the World’s Most Vulnerable

With the last seven years all ranking as the seven hottest years on record, communities around the globe are feeling the heat now more than ever…and it is becoming dramatically worse. By amplifying heat — the deadliest type of weather — to new extremes, climate change has catapulted the world into an era characterized by scorching temperatures of a dangerous degree. Read more to learn about the world’s latest extreme heat events, how climate change has been exacerbating them, and which populations are being disproportionately affected.

Defined
8.9.2021
Globalization Defined

Globalization has been heralded as a way to lift millions around the world out of poverty with the promise of new economic opportunities or Western-style democracy. But there is also a dark side to globalization, and the social and environmental injustices associated with neoliberal globalization are particularly dire.

Review
7.29.2021
Utopian Inspirations and a Green New Deal

Despite our associations with science fiction as magical or imagined, it can be a useful framework to think about solutions to climate change — especially as many of the once-far-fetched, semi-apocalyptic predictions about climate change’s worst impacts are coming true before our eyes.

News Article
7.29.2021
Food Sovereignty for the People: The Ben Linder Solidarity School

Food sovereignty is defined as the right of all people to healthy, culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable means, as well as the right to construct their own food and agricultural systems.

News Article
7.29.2021
The New Normal Around Floods and Climate Change

Two once-in-a-millennium flooding events only a week apart on different sides of the world seem improbable. But climate change is intensifying and making catastrophic floods more common and the impacts more calamitous.

News Article
7.29.2021
Blind to the True Environmental Cost of Crypto

What is cryptocurrency anyways? And how could a virtual currency have real environmental costs?

Editor's Note
7.29.2021
Editor's Note

Climate change is an international crisis. Greenhouse gas emissions have no nationalist sympathies and pollution knows no borders — often affecting most those who have contributed the least to global warming.

Review
7.29.2021
The Heat Wave That Hit the Pacific Northwest

The podcast gives a sobering glimpse into the devastation the heatwave caused, especially in an area unused to such high temperatures.

News Article
7.29.2021
Seven Principles for an Effective Local Green New Deal

Building a GND on fair and just principles is crucial to creating policies that work for local communities and bringing about transformative, systemic change.

Report Summary
7.29.2021
“Hoodwinked in the Hothouse”

Debunking False Solutions to Climate Change. Among these majorly corporate-oriented solutions, the report identifies a common theme: people in power tend to conveniently overlook the reality that these very same types of approaches are responsible for the current climate catastrophe in the first place. 

News Article
7.15.2021
Not So Sweet After All: The True Price of Chocolate

“These companies have a long history of violating the law and participating in a venture in Cote D’Ivoire that relies upon child slaves to produce cheap cocoa.” -IRAdvocates

News Article
7.15.2021
Systemic Land Theft: The Empty Promise of ‘40 Acres and a Mule’

Black farmers have lost billions of dollars in profits from land losses, this unjust theft has become a core driver of poverty and continued socioeconomic suppression of Black America.

Interview
7.15.2021
Celebrating Water Justice: NOLA Water Week

NOLA Water Week, which will be held this November, is the most recent iteration of TWC’s five year tradition of engaging community members around water justice through music, art, ceremony and education.

Review
7.15.2021
Podcast Review: Climate Justice, Y’all!

Climate Justice, Y’all!, hosted by Abigail Franks and Mare’shah Malcom, is an interview-style podcast that aims to highlight environmental justice issues in the Southern United States, a region deeply affected by climate change, yet often left out of climate discussions.

News Article
7.14.2021
It’s Not Just about Switching to Clean Energy: A Just Transition and Why it Matters

The transition to a clean energy economy will require significant changes to how the labor market operates, so it is important for legislators to consider how these changes will affect fossil fuel workers in particular, as well as communities most impacted by polluting industries.

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