Ten Ways That Racial And Environmental Justice Are Inextricably Linked
In November of 2021, world leaders will be gathering in Glasgow for the successor to the landmark Paris Climate Agreement of 2015. In Paris, the world agreed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change by trying to limit global temperature increases to 2C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. We are way off track. On current plans the world is expected to breach the 1.5C ceiling within 12 years or less and to hit 3C of warming by the end of the century.
In light of these challenges, it is critical to address the complex relationship between the modern environmental movement and race relations. The fight for environmental justice and racial justice are inextricably linked. This Forbes article details ten ways how.