After Water: Is climate change a bigger threat for Chicago’s communities of color?
We continue our series After Water. In our Monday story, we get the sense that the Chicago of the future has been divided into haves and have nots by the impacts of climate change. But many say that's not just the future of Chicago but the present. Researchers have called this phenomenon the "climate gap", in which low-income people and communities of color face disparate impacts from climate change. And it's something that researchers and environmental justice advocates are paying increasing attention to. Kellen Marshall is the co-chair of the Urban Resolutions Bridging African Americans to Natural Environments conference. She's also a doctoral student in ecology at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She joins us to talk about climate justice in Chicago.
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