The results of the election have been a shock to many of us, especially those aware of social justice issues—and it is fair to say that the new United States President-elect has produced heightened feelings for many on different ends of the spectrum.
For many of us committed to solving the climate crisis, the results of the election on Tuesday night left us heartbroken. Our work just got a lot harder with a President-elect who has said climate change is a hoax.
Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful and dangerous storm to threaten the Atlantic coast in a generation, but it isn't special. Millions of people in the US, especially people of color and low-income communities, face constant and increasing threats from both the impacts of climate change and the continued expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.
Dozens of lawyers spent more than seven hours presenting their sides with respect to the Clean Power Plan in front of the full ten-member D.C. Circuit Court on Tuesday. After the arguments, both sides emerged exhausted, as well as confident of their chances of winning.
On September 21, 2016, in the midst of NYC Climate Week, ACE Fellows, Zora Hall and Hakim Evans, joined Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other world leaders at UN Headquarters in New York City for the UN Paris Climate Change Agreement Ratification Ceremony. Zora and Hakim were part of a historic moment as representatives for ACE and youth taking action on climate change around the world.