A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice
As our governments willingly unleash unprecedented destruction upon the earth through the promotion of extractive industries, and growing mobilizations of climate activists challenge climate emergency, I am reminded of a cautionary warning: "the Owl of Minerva takes flight at dusk."
This environmental metaphor conveys that the awareness of a historical period only becomes apparent when that era is coming to a close and as we come face-to-face with urgent tasks that need to be addressed.
Yesterday, on Sunday September 21, women from all over the world took action for climate justice at the People's Climate March in New York City.
At 68th street and Central Park over 40 women's organizations met, united under the slogan "there will be no climate justice without gender justice." The message acknowledges that the climate crisis is most dramatically affecting women, particularity of the Global South, when they are the least responsible for global warming and environmental destruction.