Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico and other coastal communities in 2017 was a sobering reminder that climate change is happening now, and that the impacts hit hardest in low-income communities, communities of color, and communities historically overburdened by an extractive economy built on fossil fuels. For Latinx communities across the United States, the threats of climate change compound existing inequalities, including poverty, discrimination, proximity to environmental hazards, and challenges in immigration status during this malicious current federal administration.
Justicia Climatica: How the Climate & Community Protection Act will Increase Resiliency for New York’s Latinx Communities
by Lew Daly; Priya Mulgaonkar
Apr 15, 2019