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Paris Talks Must Address the Harm of Climate Change

“As the world prepares for climate talks Monday in Paris, any effort to prevent global climate change and limit fossil fuel consumption – efforts the public overwhelmingly supports, according to Pew polling this month – must account for the disproportionate harm to developing nations and to disadvantaged communities in the United States. Harm to communities of color in the U.S., especially, is too often overlooked. And yet, they’re most often on the receiving end of rising temperatures and sea levels; severe weather; and toxic air, water and soil, contaminated by the extraction, transport and production of fossil fuels.”


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