EPA just detailed all the ways climate change will hit U.S. racial minorities the hardest. It’s a long list.

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EPA just detailed all the ways climate change will hit U.S. racial minorities the hardest

From The Washington Post by Darryl Fears and Dino Grandoni

Racial minorities in the United States will bear a disproportionate burden of the negative health and environmental impacts from a warming planet, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday, including more deaths from extreme heat and property loss from flooding in the wake of sea level rise.

The new analysis, which comes four days after Hurricane Ida destroyed homes of low-income and Black residents in Louisiana and Mississippi, examined the impacts of the global temperature rising 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to preindustrial levels.

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