Yessenia Funes
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Yessenia Funes is a senior staff writer with Earther. She loves all things environmental justice and dreams of writing children's books.

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5/8/20
9:03 AM
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Do you actually trust the current EPA, which doesn’t even base its decisions in science? This isn’t “disaster fantasizing.” It’s highlighting that scientists and former government officials are concerned about this. And there needs to be more research and attention to rule out that this isn’t a risk.

4/10/20
2:13 PM
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I love that book! However, there weren’t strong climate themes, so I couldn’t include here. Definitely relevant to the current crisis, though. And a highly recommended book for everyone to read!

2/25/20
10:03 PM
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You know what’s a “misconception” Bloomberg should’ve shouted out? That he’s obsessed with A/C. Though maybe it’s not actually a misconception.

2/25/20
9:52 PM
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Shannon, I wonder, too. But I imagine it’ll be more like: “Will you become vegan to reduce your carbon footprint?” Because these moderators lack a systemic lens to talk about the climate crisis. Sigh

2/25/20
9:38 PM
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How is Sanders alienating anyone? He’s bringing people to the polls. He’s WINNING.

2/25/20
9:22 PM
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So, Bloomberg, are you saying that Trump is doing a good job? Because his military operations have shot up the number of civilian deaths. Read more

2/25/20
9:13 PM
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Also, can we stop calling cannabis “marijuana”? What about good old-fashioned “pot”?!

2/25/20
9:09 PM
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You know how we can extend life, Biden? By taking action on the climate crisis and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

2/25/20
9:08 PM
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Hmmm, but should we live in a country where access to unhealthy soda is easier than safe, healthy water?!?!?! Why shame the individual, Bloomberg?!

2/25/20
9:06 PM
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I love that Warren is just, like, jotting down some notes on stage.

2/25/20
9:05 PM
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Say what you will about Steyer, but he’s one of two candidates on the stage that attended the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice that was held in South Carolina! Gotta give him some respect for that.  Read more

2/25/20
9:01 PM
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One of the coolest parts of Warren’s housing plan looks at the climate crisis and providing homeowners with financial assistance if they need to move their homes due to sea level rise. (Some of these people include low-income families in south Brooklyn, not just luxury beach homes.) Read more