Climate Change, Ecology, and Justice

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Meredith C.F. Powers, Associate Professor (Creator)
Cathryne L. Schmitz, Professor Emeritus (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The world is in a global environmental crisis as a result of powerful human-caused situations: climate change, human-induced destruction, environmental injustice, and ecological devastation of our land, air, water, and living beings. The consequences are now being felt across generations with vulnerable populations feeling the heaviest burden of environmental injustice. The pace at which our planet is heating and the damaging impacts are repeatedly described by scientists as greatly outpacing their predictions. The urgency of the situation requires immediate action through interdisciplinary approaches with people from within communities taking leadership. For those who hold official positions of power, there is no longer room for the denial of the climate science; now is the time for enacting policies to protect the planet and all life.

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The Intersection of Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Community, and the Ecology of Life
Language: English
Date: 2020
Climate change, Global environmental crisis, Global warming, Paris Agreement, Anthropocene, Environmental injustice, Interdisciplinary responses, Climate justice, Wicked problems

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