Rachel Plotkin

Rachel Plotkin

Rachel Plotkin is the Boreal Project manager with the David Suzuki Foundation.

Articles by this author

For some species, climate impacts are not as direct but all living things depend on a stable climate and functioning ecosystems (Photo: Jenny Lee Silver via Flickr) Views
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Connecting the Dots Between the Climate and Biodiversity Crises
For other species, climate impacts are not as direct. The 2019 State of Canada’s Birds report found aerial insectivores like swifts, swallows and nightjars have declined by 59 per cent since 1970. The report cites climate change as one of several threats, as severe weather limits insect...
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The Swedish teen Greta Thunberg has become an inspiration to millions of people for a multitude of reasons. (Photo: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images) Views
Monday, September 16, 2019
Why Greta Thunberg Inspires Me
Some of my best moments this summer involved swimming across lakes. Despite how much I love the long-distance exercise, each swim was preceded by a ridiculous amount of time standing on the shore, working up the momentum to dive in. My mind knew the swims would be wonderful and refreshing, but...
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