Before the Streetlights Come On: Black America’s Urgent Call for Climate Solutions

Before the Streetlights Come On

By Heather McTeer Toney. Argues that those most affected by climate change are best suited to lead the movement for climate justice. Points out that Black Americans are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change. Black Americans make up 13% of the US population but breathe 40% dirtier air and are twice as likely to be hospitalized or die from climate-related health problems than white counterparts. Thus they are uniquely qualified to lead national and global conversations around systems of racial disparity and solutions to the climate crisis. Read more.