Witnesses to the Climate Crisis March 18, 2010 : 3:41 PM

Last Monday, women whose lives had been impacted by the climate crisis came to Capitol Hill to tell their powerful stories. For example, Marisa Marcavillaca of Peru told members of Congress:

"Nature is disrupted. It rains when it shouldn't rain." Marisa Marcavillaca of Peru said through a translator. "We have freezing temperatures when we shouldn't have freezing temperatures. Because our yields are down, it is difficult to feed our children."

“Warmer temperatures in her farming area have spurred plant diseases, and the quality of agricultural seeds has degenerated, cutting into local women's ability to earn a living, she said.”

All over the world, people are feeling the impact of the climate crisis. There are defenders of the status quo who argue that solutions to the climate crisis will harm those living in poverty. These women are witnesses to the fact that just the opposite is true.