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Before the Streetlights Come On: Black America's Urgent Call for Climate…
Tekijä: Heather McTeer Toney
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Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.Heather McTeer Toney writes an important and practical book on the urgent need to take action on climate change. She effectively integrates social justice, education, health care, religion, discrimination and more with climate change by providing historical and current context, personal stories, reports, laws, and more. Each chapter ends with definitions and practical things we can do to address climate change. At the end of the book, she has a streetlight action plan (SLAP) that lists 50 things we can do about climate change. Climate change is real. Environmental injustice in black and brown communities is real. Unless we take some action, our quality of life will continue to suffer. Read Heather's book. We can all do something to address climate change. ( )
— “tenant” does not mean the same thing as “tenet”
— “exasperate” does not mean the same thing as “exacerbate”
— “illicit” does not mean the same thing as “elicit”
— Franklin Roosevelt, not Theodore Roosevelt, was behind the New Deal
— Mr. Rogers and Officer Clemmons couldn’t have met in 2018 to recreate the famous scene where they shared a pool … because Mr. Rogers died in 2003. The reenactment actually happened in 1993; what happened in 2018 was a documentary about Mr. Rogers.
Anyone who is already skeptical about the need for environmental justice isn’t going to be swayed by a work that gets basic facts wrong even when it’s right about the science. I would recommend reading “The Intersectional Environmentalist,” “All We Can Save,” and “Not Too Late” instead. As for this book, I’m strongly tempted to mail it back to the publisher with my notes so they can make corrections.
More interesting would have been an elaboration on the author's challenges as a previous EPA regional administrator which is only lightly touched on via anecdotes in the book.
"Climate change. Two words that are quickly becoming the clarion call to action in the twenty-first century. It is a voter issue, an economy driver, and a defining dynamic for the foreseeable future. Yet, in Black communities, climate change is seen as less urgent when compared to other pressing issues, including police brutality, gun violence, job security, food insecurity, and the blatant racism faced daily around the country. However, with Black Americans disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change--making up 13 percent of the US population but breathing 40 percent dirtier air and being twice as likely to be hospitalized or die from climate-related health problems than white counterparts--climate change is a central issue of racial justice and affects every aspect of life for Black communities. In Before the Streetlights Come On, climate activist Heather McTeer Toney insists that those most affected by climate change are best suited to lead the movement for climate justice. McTeer Toney brings her background in politics, community advocacy, and leadership in environmental justice to this revolutionary exploration of why and how Black Americans are uniquely qualified to lead national and global conversations around systems of racial disparity and solutions to the climate crisis. As our country delves deeper into solutions for systemic racism and past injustices, she argues, the environmental movement must shift direction and leadership toward those most affected and most affecting change: Black communities"--
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