We need to recognize that those who are harmed the most from climate injustice are marginalized communities. Harsh chemicals and pollutants are being dumped into rivers and lakes where these people obtain most of their livelihood. I believe in the human right to live in a healthy environment where marginalized groups aren't subjected to harsh chemical dumping in their communities without any consultation. I envision a world where marginalized communities and BIPOC don't struggle to fight for basic human rights like clean water. It should be their right to have access to these things and politicians should prioritize their health and safety. Part of this falls on us. We should be willing to listen to other perspectives and use our voice for the sake of others. To do this I wish to continue supporting movements like @StopAltonGas and make politicians recognize polluting water in these rivers is harmful to these communities.
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Hello Hooria! I couldn't agree more about how basic human rights shouldn't have to be fought for- they should be there for everyone naturally. As well, thank you for sharing and bringing awareness to movements such as @StopAltonGas :)
Love your points! We need to take the time to listen to and stand with those who are suffering others' greed and negligence.
Hi Hooria, I think you made some great points! Local communities should not have to deal with the negative impacts of decisions that were made by others for positive gain.
Great ideas! No one should have to fight for basic human rights
This is such a powerful post; I'm going to check out @StopAltonGas right now!
Hi Hooria, I could not agree more. We absolutely need to be more understanding, more opening-minded and more willing to listen to our most vulnerable communities that have the most insight to give. You are right to say that these people are the most impacted. It's up to us to listen and bring these voices to the decision-makers who will not go out and seek these opinions on their own. I appreciate you mentioning the movement you support and I find that very admirable. Thank you for sharing!
I also agree that everyone should have equal access to a healthy environment.