Energy Democracy

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm


The near-unanimous consensus among climate scientists is that the massive burning of gas, oil, and coal is having a cataclysmic impact on our atmosphere and climate, and is depleting the Earth's natural resources, including its land, food, fresh water, and biodiversity.
Climate and environmental impacts are particularly magnified and debilitating for low-income communities and communities of color. These communities often live closest to toxic sites, are disproportionately impacted by high incidences of asthma, cancer and rates of morbidity and mortality, and lack the financial resources to build resilience to climate change.