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As the world heats up, the world’s poorest suffer most

As global heatwaves increase it is the poor who suffer the most. Two months ago, South Asia faced a lethal, record-breaking heatwave that many took as a warning for what, in light of climate change, could become increasingly normal. India and Pakistan and their 1.5 billion residents bore the brunt of the excessive temperatures. Jacobad, […]
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Hope for compassion fatigue

When everything is crisis, look for where things connect To say the past few years have been overwhelming is an understatement. From large-scale reckonings with racial injustice, to the impact of the pandemic, to the flare up of war and conflict in different parts of the world, there have been no shortage of urgent and […]
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Everything you need to know about drought

By Hannah Arledge Drought can feel like the default setting for those of us living in the western United States. 2021 has only intensified this reality, charting some of the highest temperatures in the American West and pushing us into the second most severe drought in the last 1200 years.  As a result, states like […]
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Clean Water Is A Women's Empowerment Issue

Our world is facing a serious clean water crisis.  A lot of progress has been made toward improving clean water access over the past few decades. In 1990, over 40 countries recorded over 100 deaths per 100,000 people related to water contamination. In 2017, the number was reduced to 9. Many people are increasingly aware […]
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Our 5 Most Asked Climate Change Questions

The following are some of the most common climate change questions Plant With Purpose receives and were addressed in our video panel, So You Care About Climate Change. The following is an adaptation of a few of the climate change questions that were a part of the discussion. To view the full video with more […]
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When It Comes To Climate Change, the Frontline is Female

by Camryn Jones Yahaira and Petronie live in rural Burundi. Both are very familiar with extreme poverty, as nearly two-thirds of Burundi’s population lives below the poverty threshold. Both of these women are mothers. Petronie has nine children—a large family even by Burundian norms, where large families are common. “My children scarcely ate one meal […]
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