Climate and Color #BLM #Fridays4Future #ClimateStrikeOnline

Still beating the same drum.

BOOM! The climate is in crisis. Any climate-change-linked disaster impacts dark-skinned people more than light-skinned people.

BOOM! Coronavirus impacts dark-skinned people more than light-skinned people.

BOOM! Black lives matter.

OneZero, on Medium, says it better than I can. In this article, “When Climate Disasters Hit the Covid-Stricken South, Poor POC Will Suffer Most”. The article was written in April, and were they right? Well, were they?

The combination of deadly weather and a deadly virus has many experts and first responders wondering how the two threats will combine to pose a major threat to millions of Americans throughout the year. And they should be especially mindful of the impact of people of color and poor people….

Communities of color and poor communities have historically been the most severely affected by disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, and flooding and are typically the last to receive relief in their aftermath.

Drew Costley, OneZero

Here is a series they did called Black in the time of Climate Change and another called The Color of Climate.

Oh, yeah, and vote.

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A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a disaster.

MA

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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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