We are in the midst of a global climate crisis, as indigenous leaders have long been warning. Fires and droughts in the Amazon have increased; storms in the US and extreme weather across the globe threatens communities every day.
We know that to avoid catastrophe we must reduce global greenhouse gas emissions – and quickly. Nonetheless, oil drilling recently began in the most biodiverse place on the entire planet in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This is the wrong direction for our planet.