The Root: Podcast Addresses How Climate Change Affects Black Communities

Source: The Root


The water crisis in Flint, MI and Hurricane Katrina are just two examples of how climate change has had a devastating impact on Black communities. Whether or not some conservatives want to face it, climate change is real. And as the crisis gets worse, communities of color will be disproportionately impacted. According to an article in the journal Nature Climate Change, the annual cost of flooding across the U.S. will rise to $40 billion annually by 2050 from its current $32 billion. And although poor white communities are primarily affected now, it will be predominantly Black communities that suffer the most down the line.

But a podcast that aims to bring the issue of how climate change affects our communities to light is coming back for a fourth season. And it hopes to get more Black people talking about this important issue. Season 4 of Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning climate and environmental justice podcast The Coolest Show launches April 4 on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Climate justice leader and President and CEO of Hip Hop Caucus Rev. Lennox Yearwood is the host of the show which aims to inspire conversation that connects the climate crisis to Black culture.

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