Can Climate Change Be Racist? Greenpeace Ad Raises the Problem

Can Climate Change Be Racist? Greenpeace Ad Raises the Problem

Since there’s a suspicion these days for anyone and anything to be racist, why wouldn’t climate change also qualify? The advocacy group known as Greenpeace raises the problem about climate change possibly being racist, according to The Hill.

Disasters related to climate change have caused a significant impact on communities of color.

In the video debating the problem, the presenter says, as cited by The Hill:

Is climate change racist?

Well, nobody is saying hurricanes, heatwaves or rising sea levels are prejudice. But we can’t ignore the fact that people who’ve often been on the front line of climate-related disasters have been people of color.

Climate disasters happen often, and the video adds that the majority of them occur in the “global south”, meaning in countries such as Kenya, Indonesia, and Colombia.

The video also says that in the “global north” region, persons of color are more likely to go on with their lives where pollution happens.

The video also adds, as quoted by The Hill:

So, there we have it. Climate change isn’t racist, but people still are. “Politicians, corporations and entire countries in the global north have been and continue to be responsible for people in the global south paying the price for the climate emergency.

Racist or not, climate change is a serious issue for mankind and our future. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are even teaming up to initiate future missions for tackling climate change a lot better.

When we’re talking about climate change, we refer to both global warming that’s driven by greenhouse gas emissions and also significant shifts when it comes to weather patterns.

We can all contribute to fighting climate change, and we can even start from the simple fact of buying better bulbs.

Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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