April 26, 2022

Quick Climate Links: Marshallese climate envoy, activist, poet, Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner shared the speakers' platform with Bill McKibben

Quick Climate Links: Marshallese climate envoy, activist, poet, Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner shared the speakers' platform with Bill McKibben

Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner (pictured) is a Marshallese climate activist and a poet convinced that words and art will help us deal with the climate crisis - she shared the stage with fellow climate activist and wordsmith, Bill McKibben in the final event in the 2022 Global Shifts Colloquium staged by Perry World House, "Islands on the Climate Front Line: Risk and Resilience."

By coincidence, we feature a second story involving Bill McKibben, this one from the New Yorker in 1989 which was a piece about his then-new book, "The End of Nature".

Other Quick Climate Links for today are:

"NATURE BASED CLIMATE SOLUTIONS = INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS";

"Queensland plan to build cabins in beachside national park angers communities";

"Drive for net-zero fuels UK boom in retrofitting buildings for new use";

"EPA says it will emphasize environmental justice, community engagement to promote equity";

"Mallacoota energy group installs reliable, renewable power source in remote town";

"A new $2 coin features the introduced honeybee. Is this really the species we should celebrate?";

"Why I love driving EVs - on the road and the racetrack";

"One year on, Fukushima is still spinning";

"The war in Ukraine: Nuclear power, weapons and winter";

"Greens push to sue coal, gas companies";

"‘Wiggle room’: Coalition candidate questions government’s net-zero pledge";

"Land management in Noosa tackles topsoil erosion into everglades waterway system";

"Scientists feed cows seaweed in bid to cut their climate-change-inducing methane burps";

"How early childhood education is responding to climate change";

"Oil giant Shell feels heat over giant $21 billion Prelude floating LNG plant";

"Is There A More Climate-Friendly Way To Fertilize Crops? The Answer May Be Blowin’ In The Wind";

"Why there's still hope for stopping the worst consequences of climate change";

"‘What we now know … they lied’: how big oil companies betrayed us all";

"Tories could lose 1.3m voters if net-zero target ditched, says poll";

"Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner - a writer and performer of Marshall Islander ancestry".

Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

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