Colonialism, the climate crisis, and the need to center Indigenous voices
By Deniss Martinez and Ans Irfan
Environmental Health News
November 4, 2021
As world leaders gather at COP26, we need acknowledge the historical root causes of the climate crisis.
We are in one of the most consequential months of human history as the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is underway in Glasgow, Scotland.
COP26 commences on the heels of a damning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report in August, the findings of which were best summed up by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, who called it “code red for humanity.”