Climate change often brings to mind images of starving polar bears on melting glaciers. But climate change is a system of oppression -- with deep ties to other forms of oppression like racism and sexism. Those hit first and worst by the effects of climate change -- whether it's air pollution from coal fired power plants, lack of access to nutritious food caused by droughts and floods, or polluted water from a fracking well -- are most often communities of color and low-wealth.
That's why it's a big deal that Anthony is on a panel tomorrow at Netroots Nation -- one of the biggest gatherings of progressive and environmental campaigners this year, talking about the intersection of climate change and environmental justice, and a look at what needs to happen to stem the effects of climate change for our most vulnerable communities.
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Anthony will be joined by Tom Steyer, president of NextGen Climate; Jacqui Patterson, director of the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program, and Michelle Romero from Green for All. Tune in with us tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. Central / 9:30 a.m. Mountain / 8:30 a.m. Pacific for a powerful conversation.
Drew and the Netroots crew at Environmental Action
PS - The whole Netroots conference is pretty exciting. Folks from the #ExxonKnew, climate justice and lots of other movements are here sharering ideas and making plans. You can see a ton of it online at this link, or check the hashtag #nn16 on twitter and social media for updates -- look for @enviroaction, @wealsohercats and @ARdubbs108 for our stuff.