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“If last year had been a good year, I would have had enough crops. But it was bad and so now I have to go and work in the restaurant.” Veronica primarily makes a living through cultivating her land but in recent years this has been impacted by more severe drought during the dry season and more intense flooding during the rainy season, both products of climate change that are increasingly threatening the region. This has devastated her harvest, forcing her to journey into town in search of casual work. Whilst the income from this line of work is much needed, it is far from secure. The availability of work is sporadic, ranging from working as a cook in restaurants to cleaning local hotels and is only ever temporary. But when she does work, the hours are long and gruelling, an issue which has begun to seriously impact her family. “When you're working in somebody's restaurant…working consecutively for many hours, then you don’t have time to wash your clothes or look after your children. Your family suffers...It is not good but there is no other option. If I stay with my children, they will not get anything to eat. If they are sick and I’m late, the owner will only give me half the money… or when the child is really ill, it can stop me going to work altogether.”

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“The flood came and it destroyed everything. The rain doesn’t rain and it destroys everything too. What we cultivate, it is destroyed. Flooding has come for the past three years. It comes from the rivers and then it flows into the houses…it destroys them. If it doesn’t rain, then people will experience hunger the next year. If it rains, then crops will yield and people will eat. If the flood comes, it destroys everything. If it does not come, then people can eat and sleep very well. We have no way to manage it.” . . .
Taken from part of an interview on climate change with a village elder from Aluany Lec village in Greater Bahr el Ghazal.

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Two women return home almost empty handed after several hours searching for wild leaves to eat in a remote area of Tonj South. “Tomorrow I will go and search for it [wild leaves], if I don’t get it then I’ll come back. There is nothing like food now. If flood comes it destroys everything, so if you have a strong heart you can survive….Now we have no choice anymore so we go to the forest, we are dying.”

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Trawling through stories from South Sudan now I finally have some free time.
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This is Angot, standing on her small plot of land in Pinybarkou village where her and her husband try to grow sorghum each year, the staple crop for farmers across the country. “The crops don’t yield like before because of insects and dhiach. Look at the sorghum. There's no seed there, there's no sorghum there, it’s just empty…Things have become very expensive that's why we can't afford them and we are very hungry.” Disruptive weather patterns are making it harder for Angot and other households in the region to harvest a full yield, unseasonal dry spells lead to increases in pests and diseases, and with almost no alternative, the only option left is hunger.

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These are the turbines which will power grids from under the tides from Canada to Scotland, France, Singapore and Indonesia and everywhere in between. These babies are being installed in Scottish waters. This is yet another way of cheaply migrating to clean renewable energy. --------------------------------------------- #tidal #renewableenergy #renewables #cleantech #canada #openyourheart #openyoureyes #openyourmind #climatechange #globalwarming #climatereality #climateaction #dumptrump #innovation #inerjys #intention #bethechange #vegan #nature #future #energy @leonardodicaprio @richardbranson @justinpjtrudeau

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Over +200,000 people gathered to protest climate change. Let’s make sure this movement isn’t forgotten and help spread the word! Send this to someone or tag them below to bring awareness to others. #PeoplesClimateMarch #followyourlegend 🌎💚

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No time for small talk #happydeath #climatechange

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And instead of listening and understanding, people fight over the fact that he's a religious leader and he should stick to myths. He's a human being who realizes what's going on around him, unlike some scumbags who call themselves "open-minded". I'm disgusted.
#thankyoupopefrancis #climatechange #climatereality

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staring through this quantum void, these moist droplets remind me of when I gaze along your skin as your hair falls around your breasts.
#wild #hopelessromantic #poet #love #poetry #scientist #poetsofinstagram #onelove #mood #climatereality #greenliving #liveauthentic #climatechange #freethenipple #blacklivesmatter #bohemian #wanderlust #photooftheday #pnw #mystical #photography

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Post 3 of 3. After our big morning at the AQCC hearing we got lunch super fast at @nativefoodscafe and then went to Asbury Elementary School in Denver to do a @climatereality presentation for 5th graders. I also did a presentation on being a leader for the 4th graders. The kids had lots of questions, and when we were on the playground afterward they kept asking more. ❤️Oh! This is hilarious. At the end of my presentation on climate I accidentally said, "fight that fart," instead of fight that fight! The teacher said it was a good way to see if they were paying attention. We couldn't stop laughing. 😂🤦‍♀️😎 #bethechange #takeaction #youthactivism #kidsteachingkids #saveourplanet #methane #climatechangeisreal #girlpower #fightlikeagirl #BeInconvenient #climatereality #climatehope #kidleader #cleanair #nature #science #doyourpart #gogreen #youth #solar #renewables #leadership #environmentalist

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Thursday was a really BIG day. In the morning my mom and I testified at the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission's hearing in Denver on if the coal power plant in the middle of our city can release more SO2 (sulfur dioxide). Colorado Springs Utilities wanted to put more pollution into our air and we were not ok with that. Guess what?! WE WON!! 8-1. It was amazing to see people from our community fight this and make a difference. ❤️🌏❤️We had to wait 3 hours to testify though and that was NOT fun.
#worthit #climatecrisis #bethechange #sulfurdioxide #sustainablecity #greencity #bethechange #youthactivism #takeaction #saveourplanet #putapriceonit #kidleader #readyfor100 #BeInconvenient #leadonclimate #climatereality #doyourpart #worldchildrenday #kidstakeover #climatechange #girlpower #wegotthis #transition

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Our event #ArtAndEnergy is happening tomorrow -- Tuesday 21 November 🍀
We will be discussing how to combine art and science to build renewable energy infrastructure, and how to make these structures have a positive visual impact on cities and landscapes ♻️ See you there 😄💛
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#climatereality#renewableenergy#artandenergy#meatlessmonday#campaigning#foragreencampus#universityofwarwick#climaterealitycampuscorps#climatechange#climatereality#environment#sustainableliving#environmentalfootprint#zerowaste#circulareconomy#letsgreentheplanet#resources#climatejustice#overconsumption#globalcitizen#stopthewaste#climaterealitycampuscorps

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Mitigating the climate crisis helps us children to survive. 👫👬👭👫 Let’s celebrate #WorldChildrensDay! You can help us to empower each other at our academies👨🏫🙌🌱 by donating now. #trilliontrees #climatejustice #climateaction #worldchildrensday #childrensrights #future #wewanttosurvive #climatereality #stoptalkingstartplanting #trees

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We are all leaving behind a legacy both as individuals and humanity as a whole. What will be your legacy on this 🌍?

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What's the biggest obstacle to dealing with climate change? It's between your ears, says psychologist Per Espen Stokes. He's spent years studying the mental defenses we use to avoid thinking about hard things -- and he's developed a new way of talking about global warming, one that keeps us from tuning out and shutting down, and instead encourages us to do what we can. Step away from the hopeless doomsday narratives and learn new techniques for talking and empowering with this fun, informative talk.
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#climatechange #climatechangeisreal #globalwarming #cleanenergy #solarpanels #solarpower #windpower #miami #coconutgrove #espenstokes #tedtalk #ted #climatereality @climatereality #beforetheflood

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Panel invite: Communicating climate change - closing the gap between science and action! A topic and issue dear to my heart. #cop23 #cop23bonn #SDG13 #LeadOnClimate #ClimateReality #ModMyCity #ParisAgreement #climatehope #climatecrisis #turinginst

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UK + USA + South America! Great to finally meet Climate Reality Leader Betina, after a week of missing each other during COP with a possible meetup up in LDN next week for a post COP event with Nicolas Stern at LSE. Also great to meet Courtney from the US and currently living in Milan. Courtney is keen to do the TCRP training so we may meet again at a future training. Random collisions in the UN SDG zone and an intentional WhatsApp group for CR leaders from around the world attending COP = new friendships <3 #cop23 #SDG13 #LeadOnClimate #ClimateReality #ModMyCity ##climatecrisis #ParisAgreement #globalgoals #GlobalCitizens #changetheworld #uniteforclimate #unitedforclimate

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Watch #algore and me at #24hrsofreality broadcast this 4th of december @9pmEST , live from #ny. Watch at www.24hrsofreality.org #ClimateReality #Leaders #Mexico #leadonclimate #COP23 #exatecs

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