Climate Commissioners in the News

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President of Bennett College for Women and a Joint Center Climate Commissioner, called climate change “a human rights and economic justice issue,” in a recent USA Today column. African Americans, she said, “produce less greenhouse gas emissions (about 20% less than other Americans, according to a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation study), but we bear a greater burden in terms of pollution and climate change.”

“If African Americans are not fully engaged in the climate justice movement,” wrote Dr. Malveaux, “…the poor will pay from their pocketbooks and with their health.”

Read the full column here.


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