Climate Justice

Courtesy of People's Climate March

How to Join the People's Climate March Without Heading to D.C.

Cities around the world are organizing sister marches.

 Flooding in Edgecombe County, which declared a state of emergency April 25 and whose population is more than half Black.

Severe Flooding in the South Kills 2, Puts North Carolina County in State of Emergency

When a community floods, its people of color are often hit the hardest.

 From left to right: Congress members Donald McEachin (D-VA), Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).

3 State Reps Announce Congressional Caucus Dedicated to Environmental and Climate Justice

The task force aims to provide marginalized groups with a voice.

Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water on July 30, 2013, in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Greenland loses, on average, 375 gigatons of ice per year, according to a new report.

Two Recent Climate Change Studies Paint A Grim Picture

The manmade global catastrophe is already influencing extreme weather—and that includes in the Arctic, where sea ice is melting rapidly.

The coast of Grand Isle ahead of Tropical Storm Karen on October 4, 2013, in Grand Isle, Louisiana.

LISTEN: Louisiana Tribes Losing Their Traditional Food in Face of Climate Change

Sinking land and rising sea waters are forcing people off their land and destroying the means to raise cattle. 

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REPORT: Utility Shut-Offs Disproportionately Impact Black Americans and the Poor

“The cost of extreme poverty should not be a death sentence.”

This Video Explains Why Climate Change Is About More Than Polar Bears

It's also about justice and how people of color are suffering the most.

Lydia Villa-Komaroff, left, and Mona Hanna-Attisha, right.

March for Science Adds Two Women of Color as National Co-Chairs

Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha and Latina biologist Lydia Villa-Komaroff join Bill Nye, the Science Guy, at the Earth Day event.

Energy Department Secretary Rick Perry arrives to a joint Congress session with President Donald Trump on February 28, 2017, in Washington, DC.

Energy Department Allegedly Bans Use of 'Climate Change' In Its Written Communication

Staff can also not text, type or jot down "Paris Agreement," according to sources who spoke with POLITICO.

People hug following a jazz funeral ceremony at Dillard University on August 28, 2015, for the 10th anniversary in New Orleans, Louisiana.

REPORT: Climate Change Impacts Mental Health, With People Of Color Hit the Hardest

"A persistent reality in American culture is the existence of environmental injustice."

Colorlines screenshot of World Meteorological Organization report, taken on March 22, 2017.

REPORT: '2016 Was the Warmest Year on Record' and More

The World Meteorological Organization's annual report had a clear—and sobering—message.  

President Donald Trump looks on during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the White House on March 17, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Trump Policies Hamper U.S. Ability to Meet Paris Climate Goals

A transition away from fossil fuels could boost the world economy by $19 trillion.

 Nanette Barragán, top left. Ritchie Torres, bottom left. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, right.

Meet "The Fixers" in Grist's Annual List of Environmental Leaders

In the second edition of the Grist 50, nearly half of its honorees are people of color.

Defense Secretary James Mattis attends a joint briefing with his South Korean counterpart Han Min-Koo at the headquarters of the Defense Ministry on February 3, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea.

Defense Secretary: 'Climate Change Can Be a Driver of Instability'

James Mattis says climate change poses a national security risk—in sharp contrast to the administration's general stance on the issue.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Climate Scientists to EPA Head: 'We Face Grave Risks' from Climate Change

Thirty experts responded to Scott Pruitt's assertion that carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to climate change.

Lin-Manuel Miranda attends the 12th Annual US-Ireland Alliance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at Bad Robot on February 23, 2017, in Santa Monica, California.

LISTEN: Lin-Manuel Miranda Has a Playlist All About Climate Change

There's a little Radiohead, Sean Paul and OutKast—and a lot of message-making.

President Donald J. Trump speaks to Democratic and Republican Senators about his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in the White House on February 9, 2017.

Trump Named as Defendant in Landmark Federal Climate Suit

Aji Piper, 16, plaintiff: “I am hopeful that our case will reverse or prevent all damage our current president may inflict."

Supporters wait for the arrival of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and vice presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence during their final campaign rally on Election Day in the Devos Place November 8, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

What Trump Voters Think of Climate Change

It's not what their president thinks.

Two White men

SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch: Where He Stands on Civil Rights, Reproductive Justice, the Environment and More

Human Rights Campaign: “We cannot afford a justice who will roll back our rights, or who will be a rubber stamp for Donald Trump’s unconstitutional actions.”

People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014, in New York City. Another march is planned for April 29 in Washington, D.C.

Climate Activists Will Hit D.C. Streets in April

"This new administration is attacking the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities..."