Climate Justice

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Reframing climate change to climate justice affords us the opportunity to view climate change science through the lens of environmental, social and economic justice and understand that global warming is an ethical and moral issue.  A major proposition of climate justice is that those who are least responsible for climate change suffer its gravest consequences.

The purpose of this collection is to draw your attention to the many voices of climate justice to educate and inspire you.  Of particular note, "Faith communities carrying this message (of climate justice) are potentially powerful voices on climate change – voices that have been largely silent on the issue until recently."   

EarthSayers.tv has also started a Web collection, here as a blog, on Faith and Climate Justice.  

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Climate Justice in California with Suma Peesapati
June 21, 2018

Suma Peesapati, lawyer and board president of Communities for a Better Environment, argues that despite California’s far reaching policies on climate issues being lauded as progressive, they do not always improve the lives of people in low income communities of color, which are most heavily impacted by pollution. In particular she takes aim at the state’s flawed cap-and-trade program.

This clip summarizes Ms. Peesapati’s comments made as part of a roundtable hosted by the Carnegie Council’s journal, "Ethics & International Affairs", at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention, which took place in April 2018. For full transcript and audio from this event, please go to: https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/studio/multimedia/20180405-climate-change-and-power-to-act-ethical-approach-for-practical-progress

EarthSayer Suma Peesapati

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