How do we begin to grasp, let alone to do something about the multi-faceted descent we’re witnessing? Authoritarian, racially-charged presidential tweets and election rallies fuel the masses in disparaging progressive congressional representatives of color, who, among other duties and responsibilities, are advocating for the rights of inhumanely treated immigrants in U.S custody … immigrants, who have contributed the least to climate change, fleeing drought-stricken Central America.
While 350 Eugene is primarily focused on climate disruption, we call out these broader connections and provide resources to aid our understanding.
Here are links to recent media-pieces that help us make the connections:
- New York Times: Kirk Semple, April 3, 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/13/world/americas/coffee-climate-change-migration.html
- Inside Climate News: Georgina Gustin, July 8, 2019 https://insideclimatenews.org/news/08072019/climate-change-migration-honduras-drought-crop-failure-farming-deforestation-guatemala-trump
- Democracy Now: Amy Goodman interviews Dar Jamail, Author of the “End of Ice”, July 15, 2019. These two interviews cover a range of related topics, including the connection between our government’s inaction on the climate crisis and the immigration crisis.
- Truthout: Dar Jamail, July 24, 2019
- The Guardian: Nina Lakhani July 29, 2019 – The Running Dry Series
Here are just a few of the many advocacy groups: