Millions of people around the world have been or will be displaced due to extreme drought, flooding, sea-level rise, and a number of other issues caused by climate change. According to a World Bank report, “without urgent global and national climate action, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders by 2050.”

Without efforts from governments, where will these people go? In international refugee law, the term “climate refugees” does not exist entirely. The 1951 Refugee Convention gives protection to “those fleeing war and conflict who face persecution along…


Benefits of Coral Reefs:

Commonly referred to as the “rainforests of the sea”, coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, with around 25% of the ocean’s fish relying on them for food, shelter, and a place to raise their offspring. Reefs also raise billions of dollars in revenue for the fishing, tourism and recreation industry. Moreover, corals are being used in new drugs and medications to treat illnesses, including arthritis and even cancer. Our reefs can combat erosion by forming barriers to protect shorelines from waves, storms and flooding. …


Effectively immediately, on September 1st, 2021, former Climate Education Director Camila Amaya will serve as Youth Climate Action Team Inc’s (YCAT) Executive Director for the inevitable future. After much deliberation, YCAT Founder Samir Chowdhury — now serving as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors — decided to pass his role on to Amaya.

The decision was made mainly due to Chowdhury’s transition into the next chapter of his life at Stanford University. Though Chowdhury will remain as YCAT’s sole proprietor, he will begin to play a minimized role in administrative affairs — leaving Amaya to manage 13 Directors, 9…


The aromas of cleaning products, disinfectants, and laundry soaps have become hallmarks of a clean environment. And while the overpowering smells of furniture polish or laundry soap evoke pleasant associations, those familiar scents are mostly toxic cleaning products that can cause a variety of health and environmental issues.

Most commonly used cleaning products are composed of various chemicals from reproductive disruptors, to phthalates, and allergens. In a 2018 Canadian Health Development study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers found that the toxins in household cleaners can lead to childhood obesity. …


As technology becomes increasingly normalized in our exceedingly digital era, phones have grown to become an integral part of everyday life. They may seem innocent, but they are actually extremely detrimental to the environment.

In 2007, 1% of carbon emissions were produced from phones, but by the year 2040, it is projected to rise to 14%. According to Honest Mobile, the carbon footprint of a phone is separated into 3 sections: the manufacturing of the phone, using the phone, and the waste produced by the phone.

Manufacturing the phone is a major factor in a phone’s carbon footprint. BBVA suggests…


With easing restrictions and months of feeling stuck at home, this summer feels to many like a return to normalcy and an opportunity to enjoy the luxuries of an open economy and open airports. Bucket-lists have risen in popularity in an effort to make the most of this period. However, in a world of rising consumption and pollution, it is important to be aware of the environmental implications of the decisions we make. Although most of the burden of blame falls on corporate and government inaction, there are still ways for individuals to reduce their carbon footprints and contribute to…


Recently, President Biden proposed a $2 trillion dollar plan that is marketed as an infrastructure plan upgrade amid an economic crisis caused by the pandemic. However, this bill also includes housing, education, and numerous projects that aren’t typically considered “infrastructure” to many Americans.

So, should infrastructure be only limited to roads and bridges? And why does this infrastructure bill, also known as the American jobs plan today include things that a lot of Americans do not consider to be infrastructure?

Well, the most concise answer would be: Yes, projects like housing, education, and even the Internet should be considered infrastructure…


“Don’t be intimidated by what you think you can’t do. Do what you can. Learn about the issue. It’s important to focus on making better choices and decisions, not on finding the ‘right’ solution or answer.” — Kallan Benson

Having grown up fishing and sailing all around Maryland’s Severn River, 17-year old Kallan Benson developed a passion for nature from a young age. Eager to learn how she could help fend off climate change, Benson attended the Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit in 2018 and discovered the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s student leadership program. …


Cooling and Warming Periods in Earth’s History

Over the course of billions of years, the Earth has undergone drastic changes in climate. Excessive heat and the unbearable cold have played a huge part in the Earth’s current condition. The question is, however, how did these fluctuations work, and is our current crisis a natural ecological phenomenon or a man-made greenhouse gas disaster?

Icehouse and Greenhouse Climates

Throughout the Earth’s history, there have been warming and cooling periods. During warming periods, called greenhouse climates, there is a surplus of life, water, and greenhouse gases, like methane and carbon dioxide. The entire planet is very warm, which causes almost all of the ice…


Forest fires, floods, and droughts are just a few negative impacts of global warming, and with climate change being an immense issue, it can be difficult to deal with the stress that comes with learning about climate change and climate activism. This is why learning to deal with stress and climate anxiety will help you to stay motivated and positive!

If you are concerned about climate change and wish to contribute to making positive change, consider joining an environmental group, project, or campaign! Regardless of experience, you can find various opportunities and give as much or as little time as…

Youth Climate Action Team Inc

501(c)4 youth movement bridging the gap between non-climate groups & intersectional climate action. https://linktr.ee/officialycatinc

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