Embrace difference, human rights, climate change
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Anthropologist Julie Maldonado

Historian: The image above is from the video featured below. The background starts with quoting from the "About" page of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS is "the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society," an "international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people."

Physicist: AAAS does mean that "for the benefit of all people" phrase. Which is why AAAS formed a "Science and Human Rights Coalition" which includes most of the US science professional organizations. The Coalition had a meeting 25-26 July 2016 on how climate change effects human rights. The report of the meeting is informative and has many videos from the meeting and links to resources.

Historian: Among those resources is a 14 Oct 2015 TED talk by Mary Robinson — then the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Climate Change, former president of Ireland, and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights — on "Why climate change is a threat to human rights" which we link to below.

Physicist: I was moved very deeply that her talk, the AAAS Human Rights Coalition meeting, and anthropologist Julie Maldonado's video were all were super clear that sustaining Earth, and sustaining us, will take ALL of us embracing our differences and working together.

Julie Maldonado on embrace difference, human rights, climate change [link]

AAAS home page [link]

AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition home page [link]

"AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting Climate Change and Human Rights July 25-26, 2016" report [link]

Mary Robinson TED talk "Why climate change is a threat to human rights" [link]