Fighting for the Future: How Youth-led Climate Litigation Can Help Tackle the Climate Crisis – Fraser Thomson (Spring 2021 Talk Summary)

The second Spring Talk featured Fraser Thomson, a lawyer with Ecojustice Canada, who described how he and his fellow lawyers are using the legal process to fight for the environment. Two general crises face us, one being the climate crisis of global warming as exemplified by the image on an emaciated polar bear on a small ice floe. The second is the human crisis that follows as the elderly and marginalized communities are disproportionately impacted by heat waves, smoke from wildfires, spread of infectious diseases once found only in the tropics, forced migration, and increased extreme weather events.

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