Building a More Inclusive Climate Movement: Climate Change and Disabilities

By Jennifer Giordano

ecoAmerica’s most recent contribution to the National Environmental Health Association’s Journal of Environmental Health, “Building a More Inclusive Climate Movement: Climate Change and Disabilities” is now available in the May 2022 issue.

The 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. (approximately 61 million adults) with a disability and 15% of the world’s population (approximately 1 billion people) with a disability are disproportionately impacted by disasters (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019; United Nations, 2014). The United Nations (2014) estimates that people with disabilities are 2 to 4 times more likely to die due to disasters than people without disabilities. In addition to more frequent and severe storms, disabled people also face compounding factors such as “poverty and other barriers that may make them less likely to be evacuated safely, more prone to health risks, and less likely to have insurance that protects their assets and homes” (Randall, 2021).

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