Climate change is a social justice issue

Climate change is a social justice issue.

Every living person depends on the environment. The current system consolidates wealth in the hands of a corporate minority, while threatening the health and security of all people. It is the least privileged and most vulnerable global citizens who are the first to feel the effects of the climate crisis, and who suffer the most damage.

Climate Refugees

From "Bangladesh faces climate refugee nightmare" (Reuters, 2008)

The climate movement is not the environmental movement. While the mainstream environmental movement is concerned with protecting the tree frog in the Amazon, or the polar bear in the Arctic, the climate movement is concerned with protecting a just, safe future for human beings.

Worldwide, civilization requires a livable climate. Climate change causes drought, floods, and resource scarcity, leading to famine, civil unrest, armed conflict, innocent suffering and government oppression.

As the climate falls apart, families, communities and lives are falling with it.

Advocacy on behalf of the climate is advocacy on behalf of the billions of people whose lives depend on a healthy planet. The global climate is interconnected, both environmentally and socially. Fixing an interconnected world demands interconnected movements; anyone who believes that all individuals deserve basic human and civil rights should see the climate crisis as an imminent threat.

The climate crisis is an issue that unites us all on a single team, fighting for the future of humankind.