In episode 4.3 of Connect the Dots, host Rob Verchick talks about how the climate crisis hurts children – and presents ideas for possible solutions. He's joined by CPR Member Scholar Maxine Burkett, Sierra Club Senior Director of Environmental Justice and Healthy Communities Leslie Fields, mother and NRDC advocate Gina Ramirez, mother and Moms Clean Air Force member Leah Barbor, and Aaron Bernstein, Interim Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard University.
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|Maxine Burkett is a Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and a Member Scholar at the Center for Progressive Reform. She teaches Climate Change Law and Policy, Torts, Ocean and Coastal Law, and International Environmental Law. View bio.|
|Leslie G. Fields, Esq., is Senior Director, Environmental Justice and Healthy Communities for the Sierra Club. She brings more than 20 years of federal, state, local, and international environmental justice and environmental law and policy experience to the Sierra Club. View bio.|
|Leah Barbor is a mom and West Virginia state field organizer for the Moms Clean Air Force, where her mission is to advocate for environmental justice and be a force in affecting political and social change within her community and beyond. View bio.|
|Gina Ramirez is a senior program assistant at NRDC, where she works to further sustainable land use and zoning rules that can provide crucial protections to areas of Chicago, like the Southeast Side, that are burdened with cumulative industrial pollution. Ramirez is an active member of the Coalition to Ban Petcoke and the Southeast Environmental Taskforce. View bio.|
|Aaron Bernstein is the Interim Director of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE), a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. View bio.|
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