(source: Post & Courier)
“If you just ask about climate change, you may not get much of a response—which doesn’t mean that we don’t care about climate change… It just means our entry point is different.”
- Brenda Murphy, President NAACP South Caroline Chapter
It’s a straightforward statement of fact that climate change is among the biggest imminent threats to humankind—and Black communities such as those in South Carolina are going to take a disproportionate hit. Contamination, sweltering days, and rising sea levels that drown out the low country are among the issues that have made South Carolina “somewhat of a hot spot in terms of environmental issues.”
In this story, eight campaigns responded. Few had a specific, tailored position to address how climate change and environmental injustice affects Black communities in particular and how to engage with them on the subject. Still, you’ll likely find their comments revealing.
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