US Climate and Health Alliance

Your Take: Climate Change Is a Civil Rights Issue


As we honor the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and pay homage to the gifts of air, water, land, flora, fauna and the rich diversity of the animal kingdom, we must acknowledge that not all of the earth’s inhabitants have equal access to basic essential elements of life and well-being. Continued and progressive deprivation is a looming threat, in the form of climate change, to communities of color in the United States and countries predominated by people of color worldwide.

Resource Type
The Root
Resource URL
April 23, 2010
Organization Type
Health and Human Impact
Respiratory disease
Climate and Environmental Impact
Air pollution
Climate and environmental justice/health equity

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