Founder of 'Birthstrike' Blythe Pepino appears on CTV's Your Morning, Monday, June 24, 2019. “I’m lucky enough to have a certain amount of power in this world. I’m white and privileged and I don’t have any children. I don’t have any dependents. And really, this next few years is really, really important in terms of trying to put pressure on our governments to make the big changes that we need for our survival.” Pepino says she made the difficult decision not to give birth after the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change warned last year that the window to prevent catastrophic climate change on Earth is just 11 years.
Dan Rodricks - [email protected]: "If anything in the second decade of the 21st Century warrants impeachment of an American president, it should be this: Ignoring science and the harmful effects of climate change, and putting humanity at grave risk...a man who called climate change a “hoax” and who, in a spiteful effort to repeal the previous presidency, took his country out of the lead on facing a global crisis. Of all the president’s offenses, those are the worst."
Hospital to open 'climate flexibility unit' - The Charité University Hospital (in Berlin) opened a new department that focuses on investigating the potential consequences of climate change on health. According to the hospital, the new department comes as part of cooperation with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and that Prof. Gabrysch will head the climate flexibility unit, aiming at focusing her research on the developing and developed countries. The German scientist said she plans to concentrate her studies on nutrition, the German News Agency reported.
DiCaprio under attack by fellow climate justice activists at The Rowan Institute: "The film does not highlight the leadership or scholarship of a single Black, Indigenous, or other women of color despite the fact that such women of color are leading the global frontlines of climate justice movements."
"The recent release of the film 'Ice on Fire' demonstrates that white supremacy and western colonialism continues to dominate the mainstream environmental movement's narratives and framing of climate solutions."