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Academic Articles

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Indigenous Science, Climate Change, and Indigenous Community Building: A Framework of Foundational Perspectives for Indigenous Community Resilience and Revitalization (2020) by Gregory A. Caete discusses how the West has affected Indigenous life, especially their communities. Hope is not lost however as Cajete provides a framework for Indigenous peoples to follow to help restore their true communities. 

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A Fruitless Endeavor: Confronting the heteronormativity of environmentalism (2017) by Cameron Butler critiques how prevalent heteronormativity and repocentricity is in the mainstream environmental movement.

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Coal, identity, and the gendering of environmental justice activism in central Appalachia (2010) by Shannon Elizabeth Bell and Yvonne A. Braun weighs in on how gender identity (binary :c) has influenced climate and environmental justice work in the Appalachian mountains

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Land as Pedagogy. As We Have Always Done: Indigenous freedom through radical resistance (2017) by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson explores the importance of indigenous knowledge and intelligence in the radical transformation we seek in the current climate crisis. It speaks to different ways of knowing and relating to the natural world, and how that directly aids in transformation.

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​Thinking-feeling with the Earth: Territorial Struggles and the Ontological Dimension of the Epistemologies of the South (2016) by Arturo Escobar discusses how diversity is a cornerstone to resilience and land is a cornerstone of culture. In preserving land, and indigenous relations to certain lands, we preserve entire worlds, worldviews, and societies. Societies/land whose preservation and perseverance is necessary to creating a resilient and just world.

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Moving from Individual Change to Societal Change (2013) by Annie Leonard Speaks to the need for collective engagement for political and structural change by exploring the narrative of western individualism. 

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The Power and Promist of Ecological Feminism (2009)

 by Karen J. Warren argues that the connection between women and nature and the dual dominations from an oppressive framework.

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Storytelling and Wicked Problems: Myths of the Absolute and Climate Change (2015) by Lisa L. Stenmark discusses the myth that knowing the absolute scientific truth will not save us and argues that storytelling is needed for people to truly understand climate change and its impacts.

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A global map of mangrove forest soil carbon at 30 m spatial resolution (2018) by Jonathan Sanderman et al. finds that mangroves may store way more carbon than we thought. They use 30m spatial resolution to map global mangrove forests, and find that protecting, enhancing and restoring natural carbon sinks must become political priorities. Mangrove forests can play an important role in carbon removals because they are among the most carbon-dense ecosystems in the world, and if kept undisturbed, mangrove forest soils act as long-term carbon sinks. Read a summary of the report's key findings here. 

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Storytelling and Wicked Problems: Myths of the Absolute and Climate Change (2015) by Lisa L. Stenmark discusses the myth that knowing the absolute scientific truth will not save us and argues that storytelling is needed for people to truly understand climate change and its impacts.

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Transforming the stories we tell about climate change: from ‘issue’ to ‘action’ by Kris Meyer et al. investigates the idea that climate action can only be created through concern and fear. They intorduce the idea of self-persuasion, and how action can lead to changed minds. They propose an approach to climate communcations that builds agency by presenting stories of climate action, and calls for the shift from 'issue-based' to 'action-based' understandings of climate change. 

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Storytelling and Wicked Problems: Myths of the Absolute and Climate Change (2015) by Lisa L. Stenmark discusses the myth that knowing the absolute scientific truth will not save us and argues that storytelling is needed for people to truly understand climate change and its impacts.