Skip to comments.Climate Anxiety Is an Overwhelmingly White Phenomenon
Posted on 03/22/2021 2:31:19 PM PDT by Stravinsky
The climate movement is ascendant, and it has become common to see climate change as a social justice issue. Climate change and its effects—pandemics, pollution, natural disasters—are not universally or uniformly felt: the people and communities suffering most are disproportionately Black, Indigenous and people of color. It is no surprise then that U.S. surveys show that these are the communities most concerned about climate change.
Today, a year into the pandemic, after the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed, and the attack on the U.S. Capitol, I am deeply concerned about the racial implications of climate anxiety. If people of color are more concerned about climate change than white people, why is the interest in climate anxiety so white? Is climate anxiety a form of white fragility or even racial anxiety? Put another way, is climate anxiety just code for white people wishing to hold onto their way of life or get “back to normal,” to the comforts of their privilege?
The white response to climate change is literally suffocating to people of color. Climate anxiety can operate like white fragility, sucking up all the oxygen in the room and devoting resources toward appeasing the dominant group. As climate refugees are framed as a climate security threat, will the climate-anxious recognize their role in displacing people from around the globe? Will they be able to see their own fates tied to the fates of the dispossessed? Or will they hoard resources, limit the rights of the most affected and seek to save only their own, deluded that this xenophobic strategy will save them? How can we make sure that climate anxiety is harnessed for climate justice?
(Excerpt) Read more at scientificamerican.com ...
White People pollute the planet and are also the only ones who care!
Not very Scientific, nor American.
It’s an overwhelmingly stupid phenomena push mostly by brainwashed soy boy commie lovers.
I apologize for my mistake in the OP. The author is white! So it should be “Those POC are so strong!” Even funnier!
I can remember when Scientific American was both scientific and American. It clearly is neither any more.
The really don’t want to admit that the alarmists are a bunch of rich white liberals who are perfectly willing to put people out of work and into poverty, including people of color, to drive their junk science, feel good environmentalism.
Is it a scientific fact that George Floyd was murdered?
An overwhelmingly white leftist delusion, more accurately. One of many.
Climate change killed George Floyd now? Get a back hoe. A shovel is not big enough to manage all the BS anymore.
Damn dyslexia,,,thought that said Climax Anxiety.....
No matter what, BIPOCs suffer the most. I don’t believe for a minute white people are keeping them down.
Climate Anxiety Is an Overwhelmingly White Liberal/Leftist Phenomenon
Scientific American used to be about science.
It lost that quite a while ago. This is an example of current “Science”.
SA was once a great science magazine. No more. It’s woke nonsense on every page.
Years ago that mag had some very good articles.
These fools have become their own parody. What sad little lives they all must lead.
Climate anxiety is merely another fictional creation of media tools shilling for a group of delusion oligarchs who STILL think someday their gonna get a tax on every breath we all take...and live to celebrate it
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