"Climate Books For Black History Month"

"In this very political year, the fight for a sustainable future is also a fight for a fair and equitable society."

"To win allies for climate action, activists must understand how the environment, intersects with concerns for the health and well-being of people and communities. Inequities of the past and the present must be addressed by the policies and programs offered for a sustainable future.

Toward that end, this month’s list begins with four reports: Green 2.0’s just-published annual assessment of representation in environmental nongovernmental organizations and foundations, Black climate justice leader Jacqui Patterson’s new review of climate impacts and climate solutions for the Chisholm Legacy Project, Climate Advocacy Lab’s blueprint for a genuinely diverse and inclusive climate movement, and Greenpeace and Runnymede Trust’s proposal for confronting injustice.

The next set of books and reports survey specific sites of environmental injustice: communities living in the “fossil fuel sacrifice zone[s]” of Louisiana and Texas, communities, like Detroit, Michigan, that are struggling to recover from toxic water systems, and urban cores wrestling with “carbon gentrification.”"

Michael Svoboda reports for Yale Climate Connection February 23, 2024.

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 02/27/2024