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Climate scientists are finally learning what Indigenous elders have been teaching for generations

  • Current capitalistic practices prioritize short-term profits over long-term environmental health, prompting a call to assign economic costs to environmental impacts to better gauge future consequences.

  • The Iroquois Nation's principle of considering the impact of decisions on seven future generations exemplifies a sustainable governance model that could reshape our approach to development and environmental stewardship.

  • Embracing Indigenous values of community, stewardship, and sustainability can address the social and ecological shortcomings of capitalism, paving the way for a more harmonious future.

  • The proposed Inland Port and Bear River Development projects pose significant environmental risks, highlighting the urgency of investing in green infrastructure, promoting renewable energy, and implementing water conservation to protect natural resources and ensure community prosperity.

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