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Protesters march against oil pipeline in solidarity with Native People at Standing Rock in 2016 rally by John Duffy

Unequal impact: The deep links between racism and climate change

by Beth Gardiner, Yale Environment 360 Highlights Elizabeth Yeampierre, co-chair of Climate Justice Alliance, shares the correlation between the United States’ racist past and the current climate crisis Climate movements typically center around conversation and protecting wildlife while not advocating for the protection of Black and Brown people who are directly impacted by climate change […]

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The climate justice movement must oppose white supremacy everywhere

by Mattias Lehman, Medium Highlights Mattias Lehman of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led climate movement working for the end to the climate crisis, shares how environmental groups need to focus more on racial inequality. The climate movement is typically focused on nature-based initiatives such as “Save the Trees” and “Save the Polar Bears,” but rarely […]

Seattle Black Lives Matter protest by Kelly Kline

The Climate Center Stands Against Racism, Police Violence and Environmental Injustice

The Climate Center stands in solidarity with communities of color and with the protesters in the streets. We join them in demanding an end to institutional racism, police violence, white supremacy, and the environmental injustices that many Black, Brown, Asian and Indigenous communities experience daily. Shared responsibility and equitable, inclusive solutions are fundamental values we […]

Black Lives Matter protest in Oakland. Photo by Daniel Arauz

Climate Justice is Racial Justice

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many others at the hands of police, are abhorrent and intolerable. Institutional racism, intentionally interwoven into the American fabric since long before our nation’s founding, has locked in major inequalities for people of color in wealth, income, education, health, jobs, housing, and public safety. Black, […]

The Climate Movement’s silence on racism

by Emily Atkin, Heated Highlights As protests and demonstrations occur throughout the world in response to the murder of George Floyd, some environmental groups have responded in solitary while many other activists and groups have remained silent.   Groups such as the Sierra Club and white climate activists like Greta Thunberg have all spoken out in solidarity. However, […]

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A clean, green, and just economic recovery

Take action today for a clean, green, and just economic recovery in California. On April 28, The Climate Center and many of its partners sent a letter to the California legislature asking them to use federal stimulus funds to support proven programs that improve health and resilience, and create jobs for a climate-safe future. We asked that they secure ongoing […]

Kids want Climate Justice

Kids’ climate lawsuit thrown out by appeals court

by David Hasemyer and Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News, January 17, 2020 Highlights: A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of young people that had sought to compel the federal government to rein in the nation’s climate emissions The Juliana case was thrown out of the Ninth Circuit Court of […]