Indigenous peoples and people of colour are disproportionately affected by our global climate crisis. But in the mainstream green movement and in the media, they are often forgotten or excluded. This is Tipping Point , a new VICE series that covers environmental justice stories about and, where possible, written by people in the communities experiencing the stark reality of our changing planet. Frenzy over Swedish climate striker Greta Thunberg reached a fever pitch last week, with just about everyone from Barack Obama to Elon Musk chipping in with endorsements. In the age of social media and celebrity complexes, it’s easy to reduce movements to singular players . But the reality is that movements for justice have always had many leaders. We see this on immigration (DACA movement), gun control (March for Our Lives), racial justice (Black Lives Matter), and Indigenous rights (Standing Rock), to name a few. The same can be said about the growing movement of young people who are striking for the climate and an end to the era of fossil fuels. While respect of course goes to Thunberg for initiating the first school climate strikes, there’s also a much larger story to be told about people […]

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