New Report: Understanding Climate Change: An Equitable Framework

Posted by on September 1, 2008


When the hurricanes hit in 2005, more than 1,500 people died in New Orleans alone. There is no doubt that better disaster management practices will be needed to respond to the impacts of climate change, including increased flooding, drought, wildfires, and stronger hurricanes. The destruction wrought by these storms reveals how the interaction of forces—environmental degradation, climate change, and financial vulnerability—puts low-income communities of color at greatest risk.

As the world grapples with the effects of global warming, the need to understand the embedded issues associated with these complex ecological transformations becomes clear. Understanding Climate Change: An Equitable Framework (pdf) contributes to a deeper understanding of the issues, and considers the equity impact and implications associated with global warming.

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