Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Environmental sustainability in our work and at our office

A scientific consensus has emerged in recent decades that human activities are causing significant changes to our climate and environment. Among the documented changes are higher temperatures, rising sea levels, warming oceans and melting polar ice sheets. Climate change is a global phenomenon and will affect everyone under even the most conservative scientific projections. However, climate change will not affect everyone equally. Native peoples find themselves already at ground zero in a fight that will ultimately determine the survival of their tribal nations. Native communities are exceptionally vulnerable to the effects of climate change and the devastating results have already begun to fall disproportionately on tribes. Despite the fact that Native peoples have historically left a negligible carbon footprint, they are suffering and will suffer disproportionately from the effects of climate change. Read more here.