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Getting Ready for Change: Green Economics and Climate Justice


Ben Jesse Clarke, Editor

Climate change threatens all forms of life on planet Earth, but when it comes to human life, it is the poor communities that will be hit first, and hardest. Human-caused climate change is now accepted as a reality, even by the mainstream media. But the effects of climate change on our communities are still covered only intermittently; and ideas about how we can organize for positive change are almost never covered at all.

In this issue of Race, Poverty & the Environment we strive to draw a picture of the imminent challenges we face from global warming, and sketch some routes toward survival, justice, and health, using the principles of green economics.We are joined in this effort by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which is pioneering a new project called Reclaim the Future...more