Is Climate Change Racist?

 Posted by on 4 August 2008 at 2:02 pm  Environmentalism, Politics
Aug 042008

Blogger LaShawn Barber skewers the latest report from the leftist Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, entitled “A Climate of Change: African Americans, Global Warming, and a Just Climate Policy in the U.S.“.

According to the report:

African Americans are thirteen percent of the U.S. population and on average emit nearly twenty percent less greenhouse gases than non-Hispanic whites per capita. Though far less responsible for climate change, African Americans are significantly more vulnerable to its effects than non-Hispanic whites. Health, housing, economic well-being, culture, and social stability are harmed from such manifestations of climate change as storms, floods, and climate variability. African Americans are also more vulnerable to higher energy bills, unemployment, recessions caused by global energy price shocks, and a greater economic burden from military operations designed to protect the flow of oil to the U.S.

Rand Simberg notes that this is almost a real-life version of the parody New York Times headline, “World Ends: Women And Minorities Hit Hardest”.

Or as Simberg notes, “I’m sure glad that this issue hasn’t been politicized.”

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