Kids Sue US Gov for climate recovery plan

Victoria Barrett, age 16, joined 20 other young people in suiting the US government to take science-based action to develop a science-based “climate recovery plan.” Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein call it the most important lawsuit in the world. Barrett explained,


People label our generation as dreamers, but hope is not the only tool we have. I am young, I am a teenager, and I want to have fun, and be creative, and hang out with my friend. I want to do what I love and live a life full of opportunities. I want the generation that follows to have the same and I absolutely refuse to let our government’s harmful action, corporate greed and the pure denial of climate science get in the way of that.[i]


Ecofeminism (2014) is discussed in a book of that name by Second Wave feminists Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva. The authors represent the global North (Germany) and South (India). The authors co-founded Diverse Women for Diversity to save the environment. A main ecofeminist concept is that domination of women and nature is similar and that patriarchy undergirds capitalism; in turn ecofeminism is criticized

[i] James Conca, “Federal Judge Rules on Climate Change in Favor of Today’s Children, Forbes Magazine, April 10, 2016.

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