Climate One TV: Oppressive Heat

Air Date
March 12, 2018



Hip Hop Artist and Educator

On today's program, while solar panels and electric cars are typically associated with upper-class white folk, the transition to clean energy is also a civil rights issue. Communities of color often live closest to factories and refineries that spew toxic pollution. That’s one reason why polls show more African Americans and Latinos say climate is a serious concern than whites. So why do environmental movements lack diversity, and why has it been so difficult for nonprofits to reach communities of color? We talk to hip hop artist and activist, Mystic, civil rights hero Rev. Gerald Durley and civil rights lawyer, Ingrid Brostrom to learn more.…