The sad events in Minneapolis and cities across our nation call for a discussion of how systemic racism and climate change issues interact. The time has come for racial injustice to be seen as a climate issue.
The reading list
- Holthaus: The Climate Crisis is racist and the answer is anti racism
- Emily Atkin's Heated World on the Climate Movement's silence
- Statement by Cheasapeake Climate Coalition
- White Accomplices ( with quote from Malcolm X)
- Ayana Elizabeth Johnson on being a black climate scientist
- An anti-racist reading list
- The 1619 project
- 350 Press Release, with O'Laughlin quote
- Gizmodo: no climate justice without defunding police
- 350Seattle Press release
- NYT: Black enviros talk about climate and anti-racism
- A letter from Alternatives for Community and Environment
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.
Thanks for listening.