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Being Present in this Moment: Climate Justice and Collective Dignity

The recent upheavals and very intense expressions of violence and racism deserve a response commensurate with the seriousness and complexity of the moment.   Here at 350.org, we’re reflecting on how these atrocities in the United States are taking place against the backdrop of tragedies and killings around the world. We’ve watched in horror at... (More...)
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Artivism in Nigeria to Fight Fossil Fuels

Ten climate activists from Niger Delta and the federal capital of Abuja attended that workshop organized by 350 Africa in the lead up to the Break Free Campaign which consisted in incredible, diverse and courageous actions on the six continents to challenge the oil industry to keep fossil fuels in the ground. The participants are... (More...)
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More rain, less freshwater: Why the government of Ghana needs to stop coal expansion

Heavy rainfalls in Accra, Ghana during the past week, induced 10 fatalities, injuries and destroyed properties. The survival of vulnerable communities remains high priority as the  country’s government urges citizens to move toward higher ground away from flooded areas so as to avert further fatalities. The months of May and June are known to be... (More...)
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Pope Francis: Standing together for our common home

Pope Francis began his five day tour of three African countries – Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic –  on November 25th. This was a visit that not only African catholics and people of faith have been looking forward to, it was also an important event for civil society organisations and governments. At the... (More...)
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Burundi: Climate Impacts Hit Bujumbura

By Genny Ndayisenga, Burundi Global Power Shift Participant Sunday, February 9, 2014. It is 10:00 pm and  I stumble across posts from friends online who live in the northern suburbs of Bujumbura. They talk about heavy rains pouring down in their neighborhoods. Some even say they cannot go home because roads are flooded and no... (More...)
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In 20 years, this part of Africa might have actually melted

When you think of Africa, melting glaciers probably don’t usually come to mind. But the Rwenzori Mountains rise 5000m from the heart of Africa along the Equator, and they’ll defy your expectations. This film, Snows of the Nile, follows the journey of a couple brave souls trying to capture photographs of these glaciers and the... (More...)
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