Tag: Environmental Justice

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The white supremacy of black carbon: On systemic racism and air pollution

In the wake of the election of Donald Trump and, particularly, the explicit white nationalist rallies and violence in cities like Charlottesville, commentators have been having a discussion about what,… Read more »

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Air pollution adds to a number of Cleveland’s ills. So why does no one talk about it?

A few weeks ago, Rachel Dissell and Brie Zeltner from The Plain Dealer released their roughly 26-part series, “Toxic Neglect,” which provided an incredible deep dive into the City of Cleveland’s… Read more »

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Why developed countries should back loss and damage in Paris

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A number of critical issues remain unresolved, including whether countries should set a maximum safe threshold for carbon emissions and what protocols will be put in place to ensure that… Read more »

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In the wake of the Detroit shutoffs, do Americans have a right to water?

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Originally posted on Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc’s blog. In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly formally recognized there exists a human right to water and sanitation. The body called… Read more »

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What is the real cost of freezing Ohio’s clean energy standards?

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https://www.epa.gov/statelocalenergy/co-benefits-risk-assessment-cobra-health-impacts-screening-and-mapping-tool I have asthma. According to the CDC, I am one of 831,787 Ohioans and 25.9 million Americans living with this condition (PDF). That means that 1 out of every 12 Americans is… Read more »

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Will climate change disasters really lead to more conflict? Maybe.

The US military has devoted a considerable amount of attention to climate change, which makes sense given the various risks it poses to military operations. These risks include potential increased… Read more »

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Climate culprits: 7 countries account for more than half of global warming

Probably the single largest hurdle to negotiating a new global climate change treaty to replace the defunct Kyoto Protocol is the question of culpability for global warming. Determining who caused… Read more »

It’s often more rational for people in disaster-prone areas not to move

Over at The Atlantic Cities, Prof. Harvey Moltoch has a good piece titled “Why Residents of Disaster-Prone Areas Don’t Move.” In it, he discusses some of the economic and emotional… Read more »