Present and future victims of climate change have a story to tell that the world needs to hear, whether ready to deal with the implications or not. While the legal and political community has started talking about these subjects, the most compelling stories come from those that experience the inconsistency and impact of our changing climate on a daily basis.
The villager who watches the corroding shore every day.
The pacific islander who has experienced the increasingly terrifying king tide with each new year.
The farmer with dry crops and disappearing wells.
These stories abound.
Those that have the smallest impact on the world’s climate are carrying the brunt of climate changes impacts. Their struggles become less foreign and more crucial when their stories are told.
Brook Meakins is an attorney in Oakland, California with a practice that specializes in providing legal assistance and advocacy that combats injustice.
While Brook responds to injustice on all levels, her primary focus is with individuals in low-lying island countries who face imminent threat of climate-related disaster.