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The Paris climate agreement won’t call for keeping fossil fuels in the ground

On Sunday, a handful of kayaks gathered on the Bassin de la Villete canal in northeastern Paris, in front of a footbridge hung with banners. The one in English read, “Defend the Sacred, Protect the Water.” The paddlers were indigenous rights activists from the Americas and Asia. Inside an adjacent boathouse at the subsequent press conference, indigenous leaders in traditional regalia such as beaded sashes and feathered headdresses held forth on the need to “keep it in the ground” when it comes to fossil fuels.

Peg Hunter

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