Are African-Americans More Vulnerable to Climate Change?

J. Marshall Shepherd, president of the American Meteorological Society, writing for Ebony:

Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges we face today and this will not change in the years to come. In 2004, the Congressional Black Congress Foundation (CBCF) issued a report entitled, “African Americans and Climate Change: An Unequal Burden” and more recent studies continue to sound this warning to the African American community. One can only look to Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans to get a glimpse of this reality.

But why is climate change affecting African Americans disproportionately?

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