Segregation and Climate Vulnerability
“How does segregation exacerbate climate vulnerability?”
Climate vulnerability is dependent on a multitude of factors, such as income, spatial proximity to hazards, and disaster planning. Segregation exacerbates all of these factors for oppressed communities, whether it be historical disenfranchisement or forced displacement. These are just a few reasons why there is a connection between Segregation and Climate Vulnerability.
And remember, racial justice is environmental justice.