Scientific American reports that "Poor communities, such as East Boston, are on the front lines of the environmental disruptions expected as a result of global warming":
"If you are working two jobs, and all of a sudden your transportation is cut off and you can't get to your job for a couple of days, it might be the end of your job. If you are an immigrant, your only option might be to go back home," she said.
"Poverty really makes a difference in one's ability to survive these events," said Jerold Kayden, a professor of urban planning and design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. "It impacts the ability of people to adapt individually through purchasing an air-conditioner, locating an air-conditioned space, having a car to transport them away, or having connections to others who can help them get over a disaster."
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There is of course an excellent way for the "climate justice" movement to redress these problems: To help people to buy ordinary cheap cars (no expensive hybrids - they are only for rich and middle class liberals) and air-conditioners! Maybe Al Gore, the Sierra Club or Greenpeace could start a "Cars for Climate Justice" campaign?