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Climate Change Isnít Just About the Planet
The Nation ^ | February 8, 2018 | By Leehi Yona

Posted on 02/08/2018 7:23:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

... Climate change isn’t just about the planet. It’s about justice: racial, social, socioeconomic, reproductive, and environmental. It’s about immigration reform, LGBTQIA+ rights, and religious freedom. I know this interconnectedness, and fervently believed in it when I wrote my initial essay submission last year.

However, in this moment, I find myself unable to think of climate change on its own. When Trump’s policy is climate destruction, it doesn’t take place in silos.

If anything has changed in my mind since last year, it is that my connection to so many struggles for social justice are even more strongly at the forefront.

And yet—to know that your work is inextricably linked to other fights for equality, and then to see the flood of battles headed our way: How on Earth do we keep from drowning?

We must build resilience, physical as well as social, and spiritual.

When I think about resilience, I think, as always, about the young people on the front lines of climate change. I think about my friends, my generation, those who refuse to accept the present for what it is, but see the future for what it could be. I think about the Sunrise movement, a response by young people to Trump and climate change. This group is talented, determined, and resilient, developing a new strategy to mobilize communities into political action on climate.

I would be lying if I said that I am very hopeful these days; after all, there are many reasons to choose to despair. However, when I hear about how—as we young climate organizers knew—young generations are rising up to Donald Trump, to the deafness of politicians, and to the climate crisis, I decide to be hopeful.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenation.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; communism; globalwarming; hoax; socialism
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Leehi Yona completed a two-year Diplôme d’études collégiales in Integrated Arts and Sciences at Marianopolis College in Montreal, Canada, before coming to Dartmouth. She is passionate about the interconnectedness of climate change and giving youth a voice when it comes to solving these issues.

1 posted on 02/08/2018 7:23:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s about increasing elitist power.


2 posted on 02/08/2018 7:25:41 AM PST by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Leehi, you're drunk.

Drop the mouse, and back away from the keyboard.

3 posted on 02/08/2018 7:28:09 AM PST by grobdriver (BUILD KATE'S WALL!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good Lord.
This is a girl who needs to be sent back to the villages, to learn from the peasantry. The Maoists weren’t ENTIRELY nuts.
There are some people who need to fall into smelly physical reality.


4 posted on 02/08/2018 7:28:41 AM PST by buwaya
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So, what this clown is saying is that Climate Change is just another word for Marxism!


5 posted on 02/08/2018 7:29:06 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Sopater
interconnectedness

That's a cool psychobabble term that's new to me.

6 posted on 02/08/2018 7:29:31 AM PST by Right Brother
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7 posted on 02/08/2018 7:31:40 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (The only trannie I want to see is a Muncie 4 Speed M-22 Rock Crusher)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have also heard that climate change is creating abnormal nose growth in Canadian females.

8 posted on 02/08/2018 7:33:08 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Young, dumb, and full of commie cum (though, not her own).


9 posted on 02/08/2018 7:33:58 AM PST by fruser1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Leehi, the “social justice” and “change” that you are espousing comes about in one fashion only. Armed rebellion. If you think you can handle it, pick up a weapon and come at me. See what happens.


10 posted on 02/08/2018 7:34:19 AM PST by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Climate change is bs. It has no measurable standard. It is a canard the purpose of which is to control your life and take your stuff that you legally own.


11 posted on 02/08/2018 7:35:49 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At least they finally admitted it. The climate change agenda is actually an extremist social justice agenda in disguise.


12 posted on 02/08/2018 7:36:45 AM PST by JohnBrowdie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"The Nation" is too much of a shithole (they use that word on the linked page so it's OK) to allow comments on their Marxist agitprop.


13 posted on 02/08/2018 7:37:10 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=400>)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Socialism is a psychological disorder.

Take a strong dose of paranoia and combine with with a fear of liberated human beings, and you get the obsession with needing a paternalistic authoritarian power that has the illusory effect of maternal fairness on a populace in one’s psyche.

It’s pure delusion


14 posted on 02/08/2018 7:37:44 AM PST by z3n
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Climate change is about gender-confused people?

Now I'm confused....

15 posted on 02/08/2018 7:38:26 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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She is passionate about the interconnectedness of climate change and giving youth a voice when it comes to solving these issues.

Because nobody understands the real world and knows how to identify and solve problems like snowflakes
with vast experience playing computer games and sounding off on Facebook.


16 posted on 02/08/2018 7:39:02 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (The only trannie I want to see is a Muncie 4 Speed M-22 Rock Crusher)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s send Leehi to work for a year in a “No Go” area in Paris or Stockholm. She can work with the oppressed masses of muslim immigrants disguised as “youth.” I bet they’ll wipe that smile right off her face while gang raping her to help solve climate change.


17 posted on 02/08/2018 7:44:44 AM PST by Towed_Jumper (Imagine an America where Sen. John McCain had instead "failed to eject" over North Vietnam.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Translation: She is a brainwashed idiot and tool of the deep state.


18 posted on 02/08/2018 7:45:31 AM PST by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

,,,, children should be seen and not heard


19 posted on 02/08/2018 7:45:41 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So climate change isnt about the weather... who knew?


20 posted on 02/08/2018 7:47:19 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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