- Author: NRDC by Adrianna Quintero
A new NRDC report finds that climate change disproportionately impacts Latinos in the United States—and they overwhelmingly want leaders to take swift action.
It's difficult to think about Los Angeles in the 1970s and not envision smog blanketing the city. I remember it vividly. My father, who worked downtown, would often talk about the thick haze, the dirty air. And on the occasions I ventured into the city center as a child, I experienced the pollution smothering our home firsthand.
From the beginning, I had a keen awareness of Los Angeles's severe pollution problem, and later on, after my family moved to Colombia for my father's job, the issue became even clearer to me. From air pollution and dirty water...
- Author: San Antonio Business Journal
Forecasts of stronger storms and sea level rise, as well hotter and drier weather in the Southwest, and other impacts around the nation from climate change have serious implications for many communities, including those with substantial Hispanic populations, according to the Third National Climate Assessment.
The changing climate could pose health and economic hardships on areas in the southeast and southwest, particularly in Hispanic communities.
Nearly half of all U.S. Hispanics live in the country's most smog-polluted cities, the report states, breathing dirty air that can cause asthma attacks, reduce lung function, and aggravate respiratory illnesses. Climate change and...