Skip to comments.Experts see climate change peril for South Florida's black and Hispanic communities
Posted on 05/11/2017 7:07:41 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
African-American, Caribbean-American and Hispanic communities are typically located miles from South Florida beaches where climate change is most visible but people who live in those areas are profoundly vulnerable to the effects, political leaders and climate science experts said Wednesday.
And, panelists at a Fort Lauderdale conference said, theres a growing awareness in minority communities of the implications of climate change.
The environmental movement was long seen as the province of white tree huggers, said Caroline Lewis, director of the CLEO Institute.
But that is changing, said Lewis, who is Caribbean-American. Here in southeast Florida, it is almost flipping, she said. Its bubbling up tremendously.
Still, she said, its not always easy to convince people to pay attention to climate change.
When people are worrying about paying their bills, the last thing they want to hear about is sea level rise, she said. You have to care because every vulnerability you now face is going to be increased exponentially by climate change.
Angela Rye, the moderator, said people cant let the headlines of the day overwhelm important issues like climate. We have to walk and chew gum at the same time. We have to be able to have conversations about our environment, about climate change, about clean drinking water and conversations about the Trump administration at the same time, she said.
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Look again... it's not the weather posing a threat to these "communities".
Ah, the basic journo-list low IQ meme:
1. Major disaster (name one here) predicted.
2. Poor, disadvantaged, blacks, illegals most affected.
Oh well, what else can those with little intelligence do to earn a living?
Climate change is racist?
Climate change loves white folk?
Who pays this author a salary? That’s the real story.
When the ‘experts’ can explain, with measured certainty and facts, why a beach that went away from the Irish coastline, over 30 years ago, has suddenly re-appeared, I might listen.
Here in southeast Florida, it is almost flipping, she said. Its bubbling up tremendously.
Is this a description of the crack pipe she was hitting??
Good thing I am white.
I really wouldn’t know what to do if my privilege didn’t shelter me from the weather.
These people are a special kind of stupid....................
Fear mongering and histrionics are vote getting tactics employed by the Left. They are always blaming someone or something else. It doesn’t have to be rational; it just has to be repeated over and over again. The Big Lie.
Caribbean-American ???????? when did we get this hyphenated race
I can see a Ph.D dissertation or two being made and awarded based on this intellectual nonsense.
Don’t forget the threat to the South and West sides of Chicago.
Yep, that's the LAST thing I want to hear. It's not like they can't move!
Yet they continue to drink the Kool-Aid with a smile.
When there’s nothing else to write about, just conjure up a disaster scenario, identify some victims, and find a boogieman to blame it on. Tired old formula, but this kind of yellow journalism seems to pay the bills for those who write for a living.
Defund the left, especially govt funded “Climate Scientists”.
The sky is falling! Women and minorities hit hardest!
Experts. A term that has been severely tarnished.
What are they bitching about?
They’re going to get beachfront property!
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