Saturday, April 29, 2017

Margaret Atwood: Environmental Protection is an Anti-Hunger Action

In honor of today's People's Climate March, we share this quote from author and environmental activist Margaret Atwood. The main march will take place in Washington, D.C. However, there are hundreds of marches scheduled around the world, including this one in Albuquerque 

When you destroy...when you degrade somebody's environment, you make them poorer. When you refuse to take steps to reverse climate change, you are therefore endorsing more floods, more famines, more extreme weather conditions, more droughts, and all of that is going to have an impact on the world food supply, particularly in areas that are already challenge. So when you're impacting the food supply you're also impacting people's livelihoods and what is available to them. And you're also creating more unrest and wars. And I'm not the only person who says that. The Pentagon says it. It says climate change is one of the biggest threats to world peace

- Margaret Atwood (excerpts of an interview with Sojourners)

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