The animals are rebelling because they are dying. And we should too.

Today (20 September 2019) marks a day of action — Global Climate Solidarity Campaign, where young people across the world are leading a united call to action to address the growing impacts of climate change.

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Map of Novaya Zemlaya. Copyright free from WikiMedia.

Such hostility to the plight of animals at risk of starvation in some ways mirrors the well-studied tendency of how many people perceive human migrants.

Unless there is change in the way human beings consume and steward the planet mass starvation may become a reality by mid-century.

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A starving polar bear by Andreas Weith under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0.

Polar bears are a symbol of an uncomfortable truth about ourselves… namely that we may well be on a path to extinction ourselves.

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