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Climate change impact on minorities in the Southwest

BY: JENIFFER SOLIS – SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 6:37 AM (Nevda Current)

The worst effects of climate change are disproportionately falling on “underserved communities who are least able to prepare for, and recover from, heat waves, poor air quality, flooding, and other impacts,” according to an Environmental Protection Agency report released last week.

The peer-reviewed report forecasts how the impacts of climate change will be distributed across racial and ethnic minority communities across the country, and is one of the most advanced environmental justice studies to date, said the EPA in a statement.

“The impacts of climate change that we are feeling today, from extreme heat to flooding to severe storms, are expected to get worse, and people least able to prepare and cope are disproportionately exposed,” said EPA Administrator Michael Regan.

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