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Climate crisis solutions require equity in race

Nate Roggenbaum


The global effects of climate changes are being seen more often. The climate change movement has a constant theme: everyone will be affected.

There is also historical evidence that shows the negative effects of climate change will be felt in a disproportionate way. Climate change is directly linked to wealth, home, and racial identities. This should not be surprising. People who are poor and without power have always been negatively affected by environmental crises.

Nate Roggenbaum

Robert Bullard, an American scientist, found that Houston’s Black community was suffering from high levels of pollution in 1979. Christopher Tessume and colleagues also found similar results in a 2019 study. al, concluded that Black Americans are exposed to 50 percent more air pollution than they cause, whereas White Americans breathe in 17 percent less air pollution than they produce — adding a harrowing dimension to George Floyd’s words, “I can’t breathe.”


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