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Climate Change Now A Race Issue

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Now African-Americans are victims of climate change caused by their own driving cars across the country but by the evil Bush administration. So says House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., said July 29 speaking at the National Press Club launching the Commission to Engage African-Americans on Climate Change, a project of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

“Though far less responsible for climate change, African-Americans are significantly more vulnerable to its effects than non-Hispanic whites,” the report says. “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,” it says.

The commission Clyburn helped launch claims Hurricane Katrina’s impact on New Orleans was a preview of how global warming will affect African-Americans.

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Written by smalltalkwitht

July 29, 2008 at 3:59 pm

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