a Assertion of Solidarity & Requires Mutual Support
The Nature Conservancy in Washington is grieved by the catastrophic wildfires in Lahaina, Maui. It is a heartbreaking instance of how systemic injustices and extractive land use worsen local weather change, which will increase the frequency and depth of disasters like these wildfires. We’re sadly poised to see extra of those climate-driven disasters world wide, and we’ll have to be cautious of people who might benefit from these conditions (see Catastrophe Capitalism).
We stand with the Lahaina neighborhood, particularly those that have been and proceed to be disproportionately impacted by a legacy of exploitative tourism and capitalistic extraction, which has generated stark financial inequality.
We additionally stand with Native Hawaiians, as they name for mutual assist, environmental justice, restoration of the land, and neighborhood care.
We stand with our colleagues at TNC Hawai’i and Palmyra, and cherished colleagues throughout TNC who name Hawaiʻi dwelling. Jamie Stroble, Director of Local weather Motion & Resilience at TNC Washington, urges you to assist frontline communities within the following methods: