‘Climate Change’ Is A Poor People’s Issue Or Something

I agree with the headline from the always very far left Common Dreams. Just not the reasoning

Climate Change Is a Poor People’s Issue

If you’ve read anything about climate change over the past year, you’ve probably heard about the IPCC report that gives a 12-year deadline for limiting climate change catastrophe. But for many parts of the world, climate change already is a catastrophe.

Recently in Bihar, one of the poorest states in India, more than 40 people were killedby a severe heat wave in just one day. A study by UNICEF suggests that “in the next decade, 175 million children will be hit by climate-related disasters in South Asia and Africa alone.” Closer to home, Miami’s steady sinking is depleting useable drinking water at an alarming rate.

The truth is, vulnerable communities have been dealing with the effects of climate change and environmental pollution for decades now.

The 85-mile stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans — aptly nicknamed Cancer Alley — is a stark example. Thanks to petrochemical pollution there, Louisiana at one point suffered the second-highest death rate from cancer in the United States, with some localities near chemical plants getting cancer from air pollution at 700 times the national average.

This is no accident: Corporations deliberately target places like Cancer Alley because they’re home to socially and economically disadvantaged people whom the corporations assume can’t fight back.

Notice that they’ve mixed actual environmental issues with the notion that the minor increase in global temperatures since 1850 is mostly/solely caused by Mankind

While this study only tells part of the story, it does a lot to explain why poor communities face the worst consequences of climate change and pollution. These inequities cut across racial lines: As Hochschild’s study shows, “least resistant personalities” include small town, working-class white communities in the South and Midwest, as well as poor black people in places like Cancer Alley.

The problem isn’t just corporations, but government at all levels.

See, the thing is, ‘climate change’ is a poor people’s issue. And a middle class issue. Because the powerful, and usually rich, people in and out of government are the ones who are pushing all the restrictive, liberty and choice reducing policies along with all the taxes and fees that will skyrocket the cost of living. These same Elitists are then promising to “refund” a portion of the taxes and fees back to the same low and middle class folks, making them even more dependent on the same government that jacked up their cost of living.

And, these same schmucks harm the real environmental movement by mixing actual real world issues with this ginned up ‘climate change’ scam, which makes it harder to address the real underlying environmental issues.

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6 Responses to “‘Climate Change’ Is A Poor People’s Issue Or Something”

  1. Kye says:

    Hillary Clinton just made a press release wherein she stated: “Jeffery Epstein’s upcoming suicide was a shock to Bill and I. Bill has decided to leave the country for some time to recover. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Epstein family.”

  2. Doom and Gloom says:

    Climate Change is a poor peoples issue. Judith Curry of Georgia Tech just quit over how politicized climate science has become.

    Additionally she said that only those who believe in AGW get money and those who try to determine in fact how much of global warming is caused by humans are shut down. She said she walks around daily at Georgia Tech with daggers sticking out her back because she is not 100 percent on board with AGW.

    There are many scientists not on board with AGW. The problem always has been that universities have been turned into hotbeds of socialist/communist professors indoctrinating our youth.

    So yes. AGW is a problem for the poor. It will turn 1000’s of universities and professors POOR if they dont follow the yellow brick land to the hand out machine which is the federal government grant programs.

    • formwiz says:

      OK, then let them get a marketable skill and find a real job.’

      Better yet, let them wait until the Millennials realize they’ve been had with all the climate doom and warming gloom and all the other “scientists” are fired.

      PS Jeffery, you are as obvious a concern troll as they come.

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