Climate justice is racial justice

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Jun 3, 2020 at 7:52 PM
  • Racism has laid the groundwork for the police brutality Black Americans experience every day in the United States.
  • Bengal is just one of many places around the world that is the home of exported pollution or extraction, and also suffering the tragic consequences of the climate crisis at the same time.
  • Indigenous, Black and brown communities around the world are more vulnerable to climate change because of racism that sees them commonly located near belching factories, smog-filled highways, exploding pipelines and other extractive infrastructure driving the climate crisis.