Our health and our families’ health motivate us to act on ambitious and equitable climate solutions. Health is also at the root of climate justice. Black and Brown communities often contribute the least to climate pollution but suffer disproportionately from climate-related health impacts. Climate for Health Director, Rebecca Rehr, hosted a conversation with Staff Scientist with the Healthy Communities Program at EarthJustice Michelle Mabson to build the health equity case for climate action on our most recent Let’s Talk Climate episode.
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“It’s both a matter of dissecting our historical connotations for what it is that drives some of the inequities that exist and the disproportionate impacts that we know we will see and are already seeing with climate change, but also making sure we’re tapping our decision makers who have a duty to be naming these issues so that more people can also understand them in their everyday conversation because this should be a national conversation.” – Michelle Mabson
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