In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (a non-partisan UN body) reported that mining and burning fossil fuels accounts for 89% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.
And behind the headlines, statistics, and dire warnings are real people. There are human stories. People who see their homes and livelihoods destroyed, and their children’s health ruined. People whose lives are shortened and whose ancient relationship with nature is severed. Overwhelmingly, these are Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities.