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The destruction caused by climate change amplifies our society’s inequalities.
“It’s not just me who is watching you,” Selina Neirock Leem warned the audience at the 2019 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Symposium during a discussion about climate change. “It’s youth all over the world.”
A collection of essays, advocacy journalism and speeches, Klein’s second book on climate change proposes a sweeping industrial and infrastructure overhaul that would create millions of jobs globally in renewable energy and land rehabilitation while ending reliance on fossil fuels.
The climate movement is full of hope, energy and a growing powerful platform. As a result, the women’s rights and environmental movements are coming together to take further action.
We’ve heard stories about natural disasters time and time again as global warming has intensified, resulting in more “worst-ever weather events.” But we are less likely to hear what happens next.
It’s time to kill the idea, once and for all, that we can address climate breakdown and resource scarcity through population control.
“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope? How dare you.”
“We young people have understood that the climate crisis is an emergency, and we ask everyone to act like it, to stop business as usual with us.”
The need for women’s leadership is ever more pressing when it comes to the climate crisis. Here’s why they should step up—and how you can help.