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Environmental Justice

Climate change has a disproportionate impacts on historically marginalized communities of color. While these communities contribute less to climate change they are most likely to be on the receiving end of the devastating impacts of fossil fuel extraction and consumption.

“The communties that are most impacted by Covid, or by pollution, it’s not surprising that they’re the ones that are going to be most impacted by extreme weather events. And it’s not surprising that they’re the ones that are targeted for racial violence. It’s all the same communities, all over the United States. And you can’t treat one part of the problem without the other, because it’s so systemic.” ¬†Beth Gardiner, Yale Environment 360