Time for change: The climate activist movement

By Rebecca Reider

Last September, 400,000 people marched through the streets of New York City in a People's Climate March, in time with sister marches around the world. "Climate change is the civil rights issue of our time," indigenous Canadian activist Clayton Thomas-Muller proclaimed a month later to thousands of cheering supporters.

The scene was at the Bioneers conference in California, where I went to meet some of the activists whose calls for "climate justice" are unifying environmentalist and social justice movements in new and potent ways.

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