Credit: Hartman, Steven, Peter Norrman and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. Why is climate change at the center of your own work as an activist? Originally published in bifrostonline.org, 30 November 2017 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Why is climate change at the center of your own work as an activist?
Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, winner of the inaugural Children’s Climate Prize (2016), explains how climate change in his view is the central issue of our era precisely because it connects to so many other issues that define today’s critical social and environmental challenges, from racism to forced climate migration, from water security in the hinterlands of North American to degradation of our oceans, from LGBTQ rights to the rights of indigenous people. To Xiuhtezcatl these are all part of the same struggle.