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Building a climate change movement

Updated: Thu, 4 Dec 2014


View from the Philippines: Building a climate movement

Poor people who did little to create climate change are paying the highest price for it. That injustice – and the struggles of her own neighbours to cope with growing climate pressures - is what is motivating Zephanie Daniels to take action. In her home country of the Philippines, she has seen how vulnerability to extreme weather is worsening the already existing gap between rich and poor.

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    Climate Conversations: Chuck Leavell

    Chuck Leavell, keyboardist for The Rolling Stones, is an outspoken activist on conservation and environmental issues, including the need for effective action to curb climate change. In this video, he speaks to the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s climate change editor, Laurie Goering, about how extreme weather is leading to growing awareness that “climate change is real” and that political leaders “need to be doing something” – as well as what The Rolling Stones and other musical artists are doing to cut their own carbon footprints. By Laurie Goering | Tue, 30 Jul 2013
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    View from Brazil: Building a climate movement

    Nicole Oliveira hails from São Paulo, where climate change has worsened flooding and landslides. The extreme weather has already created major traffic problems in her city, and she worries that rising deforestation and Brazil’s new push into offshore oil drilling could raise the country’s emissions. By Global Power Shift | Wed, 31 Jul 2013
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    View from Palestine: Building a climate movement

    The Palestinian Territories have seen plenty of problems as a result of climate change, but has so far done little to make finding solutions a priority. Muna Dajani thinks it’s up to youth and activists to change that. At a Global Power Shift meeting in Istanbul, she shared her hopes of fighting apathy and finding ways to empower communities. By Global Power Shift | Tue, 30 Jul 2013
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    View from Afghanistan: Building a climate movement

    "People are feeling the impacts of climate change but they don’t understand what is happening. So first we have to help them understand" By Nargis Mansoor | Fri, 2 Aug 2013