February 9, 2023
Source: Bay Journal
A growing line of research shows that the burdens of climate change are likely to be borne by underrepresented groups. A study led by the University of Bristol in Britain last year captured the problem in sharp detail, suggesting that Black communities in the U.S. will see flooding costs increase at about double the rate of those that are predominantly white.
Gathering data from flood insurance claims, building inventories, population projections and other sources, researchers identified which census tracts are likely to experience the highest flood risks by 2050. Most were in the Southeast and home to large Black populations.