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Rainforest Action Network: Why Defending Indigenous Rights Is Integral to Fighting Climate Change

Rainforest Action Network: Why Defending Indigenous Rights Is Integral to Fighting Climate Change

Jade Begay, Ayşe Gürsöz

Even as the Trump administration rolls back regulations meant to protect Americans from pollution, the EPA recently released a report that finds that people of color are much more likely to breathe toxic air than their white counterparts.

There is amazingly enough food-production capacity to feed all of the inhabitants of the earth, but not in a truly sustainable manner. Slow burn or reform are the alternatives.

There is enough nuclear weaponry to effectively wipe out all sentient life on earth countless times over.

Morality says reform. Reality says yesterday.

At some point in what we call time the sun’s swan song will render the history of the planet to be irrelevant in the cosmic sense. What a pity that we are cursed to know all of this and not have the ability to confidently strive to better our world for the precious few ticks on our clocks if for nothing but posterity.

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