‘New figures by Global Witness show that 227 people were killed in 2020 while trying to protect forests, rivers and other ecosystems that their livelihoods depended on.’
Let’s not forget all the park rangers in Africa who die defending animals from poachers.
‘All but one of the deadly attacks took place outside North America, Europe and Oceania. The authors say environment-related conflict is, like the #climateCrisis, disproportionately affecting lower-income nations.’
If society doesn’t real back the climate problem AND get global population under control, such deaths will grow significantly with time, and not just in southern countries. As resources continue to deplete everywhere, violence around steeling and protecting will grow. Water access being the first of the reasons.
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