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'Code Red' on Indigenous People's Day


August 10, 2021

This will be an Indigenous People’s Day to remember. The United Nations released its 6th Assessment on Climate Change on Aug. 9 calling this moment a “code red” for the planet.

The report describes extreme weather events brought by climate change – heatwaves and droughts, flooding, storm surges, extreme rainfall, wildfires, and reduced snowfall – many of them compounded by their social and economic effects. Diminishing sea ice in the Arctic is affecting the northern hemisphere’s atmosphere and ocean currents.

“Many of the changes observed in the climate are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years, and some of the changes already set in motion—such as continued sea level rise—are irreversible over hundreds to thousands of years,” the UN’s announcement on the report stated.


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