- African Americans are already disproportionately burdened by the health effects of
climate change, including deaths during heat waves and from worsened air pollution.
Similarly, unemployment and economic hardship associated with climate change will
fall most heavily on the African American community.
- African Americans are less responsible for climate change than other Americans.
Both historically and at present, African Americans emit less greenhouse gas.
- Policies intended to mitigate climate change can generate large health and economic
benefits or costs for African Americans, depending on how they are structured.
I'm amazed by this sort of thing...this should be like shooting fish in a barrel for a news magazine...the race card plus global warming. As I understand the more climate data we gather the more the argument that there is global warming (which is all this report talks about even though it's titled climate change, I guess it's not PC to call it global warming anymore) is getting weaker all the time. The jury is not in on global warming....you can find a ton of impressive scientific sources supporting both sides of the issue. That aside I'm amazed someone would get away with linking the effects on one group...just amazing.