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It’s the climate movie of the year, hands down. Disney’s Frozen 2 opened last weekend to record numbers at the box office in the U.S. and globally. Disney’s timing is perfect — we need a global wake up call and a call to action by a compelling voice who will inspire action. Picking up where real-life heroine Greta Thunberg left off, the movie is infused with environmental messages and themes. According to Jonathan Goff, who voices Kristoff in the movie, “Every sort of character…is connected to this idea of taking care of the world around you and not taking things for granted, and also respecting the power of the environment.” Without giving away the plot, in the movie, Elsa faces the reality of climate change and how her abilities may give her a purpose to set things right. I (Monica) am looking forward to seeing it with my young niece Quincy and our entire family over the holiday weekend! Let it go!
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Taken together, the European Union’s 27 countries are the #4 carbon emitter globally. The recently released “Fit for 55” package spells out how, exactly, the bloc will go from its current output to hitting its goal of climate neutrality by 2050. One of the biggest proposed changes is an […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Madagascar is facing the world’s first famine caused entirely by climate change. 1.14 million people on the island nation are now considered food-insecure, and locals are scraping by on last-resort food sources like raw cactus and locusts. What’s worse: there is no end in sight. “The next planting season is less than two […]
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer USA Today reported that for thousands of farmworkers in the West, extreme heat is a deadly threat. Repeated exposure to temperatures above 100 degrees can cause dangerous heat stress in the human body resulting in heatstroke, death, or even exacerbated disease. Many farmworkers are immigrants without access to health […]
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