Hi Hamama Friends!
Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day: A day dedicated to celebrating, honoring and advocating for Indigenous People. From October 11 - 15, Indigenous Peoples’ and their allies are going to be making their voices heard and demand that the White House does everything to ensure that we can have a future without destruction from climate change!
Climate change is the long-term alteration of temperature and typical weather patterns in a place. The cause of current climate change is largely human activity, like burning fossil fuels, like natural gas, oil, and coal. Burning these materials releases what are called greenhouse gases into Earth's atmosphere.¹ Climate change is affecting the world and is continuing to get worse every year. From record breaking flooding in the northeast, hurricanes and wildfires, we’re experiencing these natural disasters more and more throughout the year! Indigenous people have been at the forefront of trying to protect their land from big corporations and this week they are asking that we stand with them and demand that the Biden Administration do something about it!