Q Essay: The butterfly effect on climate change activism

September 29, 2014By

Each year, millions of monarch butterflies make a 3,219 km from Canada to central Mexico's warmer weather. (Alan Ortega/Reuters)

Each year, millions of monarch butterflies make a 3,219 km from Canada to central Mexico’s warmer weather. (Alan Ortega/Reuters)


 
 

 
In today’s opening essay, Jian reflects on the diminished numbers of Monarch Butterflies in North America. As of last year, their numbers had reached an all time low, but this year — due in part to efforts by butterfly advocates in Canada, the United States and Mexico — the winged wonders may be on the rebound.

Jian finds parallels between the movement of the monarchs and that of the environmentalists who seek to protect them — not to mention the planet we share. Could the butterfly effect apply to activism, too?

 

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Reference: http://www.cbc.ca/q/blog/2014/09/29/monarch-butterfly-essay/

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