Real Talk: Racism and Climate

The national uprising ignited by the murder of George Floyd has cast a spotlight on the country’s embedded, institutional racism, including the fraught relationship between environmentalism and communities of color. Air pollution, severe weather and the economic upheaval brought on by climate change impacts black and minority communities first and worst, yet their voices are often left out of policy responses and market solutions. How can we amplify and advocate for leaders of color in the fight against climate change? What can allies do to create a green movement that is inclusive and actively anti-racist? Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode. Guests: Mustafa Santiago Ali, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization, National Wildlife Federation Glynda Carr, CEO and Co-Founder, Higher Heights for America Robert Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University This program was recorded via video on June 11, 2020 This program was recorded via video on June 11, 2020 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


by Climate One