Saving the Planet by Skipping School

On March 15, empty desks took up the majority of classrooms. The students who regularly fill them are not skipping class to hangout or sleep in; they are trying to save the planet. Walking down streets or marching to their nation’s capital, teens are finally pushing their posters up in the air and their voices out of their chest in protest of climate change.

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Women’s Voices Need to Be Heard in Climate Action

In India, women were in charge of agrarian tasks, so they most immediately felt the negative effects of the forest destruction on the land and soil. This remains true today. In the developing world, women account for 45 to 80 percent of food production, according to the UN. In African countries, more than 90 percent of the female labor force works in the agriculture sector.

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