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Climate Change
under the microscope

Climate change describes the rapid rise in global temperatures due to human activity. This results in catastrophic changes to our environment that manifests as warming, acidification of oceans, melting glaciers, extinction of species, and a marked increase in extreme weather events that include forest fires and hurricanes. To combat this phenomenon, environmental sustainability refers to actions we can take to use resources in a way that does not cause further harm to the planet.


In this multi-part series, we delve into the state-level climate advocacy efforts of non-profit organization Environmental Advocates of New York (EANY) with Legislative and Climate Associate, Amanda Sachs and those at the local level from March for Science NYC with Co-Director and Operations Director, Dr. Ingrid Paredes, PhD, and Gianna White, respectively. We explore the lived experiences and grassroots work of the Cherokee Concerned Citizens, an organization dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of their fenceline community. Our guests, Barbara Nelson and Jennifer Crosslin, discuss what it's like living next to production plants for companies like Chevron, VT Halter, First Chemical, and Mississippi Phosphates, and how they're using "citizen science" to fight environmental injustice. We then spotlight indigenous peoples. We sit down with João Víctor, a young climate change advocate and member of the Pankararu indigenous community of Brazil. Though João is currently a PhD student in Pharmacy, he remains a fierce advocate for his community, working to rally others to combat climate change and ameliorate the effects this global issue takes especially on indigenous communities. 

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