Climate Change

From devastating superstorms, to crippling drought and out-of-control wildfires, climate change has become impossible to ignore. And low-income communities and people of color are hit first and worst.We saw it with Katrina, and again with Sandy: The folks who have the fewest resources struggle to escape, survive, and recover from disasters. African Americans living in Los Angeles are more than twice as likely to die in a heat wave than other residents of the city. And the pollution that causes climate change disproportionately harms communities of color: One in six African American kids suffer from asthma, compared with 1 in 10 nationwide.Everyone deserves to be healthy and safe from disasters. By getting serious about tackling climate change, we can protect public health and help our most vulnerable communities survive the storms to come. We can solve this problem—and create good jobs in the process.