The burning of fossil fuel (oil, gasoline, coal, and natural gas) traps heat and warms the planet. As a result, climate is changing for the worse — more and bigger storms, droughts, floods, and heat waves. These changes are affecting EJ communities first and worst. So climate change and global warming are now central to the Environmental Justice agenda.
On Sept. 28, 2013 NJEJA held a Climate Justice Roundtable.
Here are links to the PowerPoint slides and one handout from the event:
And here are some videos from the event:
1. Ms. Mary Lee Gilmore, resident of Long Branch, N.J., reflects on her Sandy experiences: http://youtu.be/CruJciif4rk
2. Ms. Ana Dos Santos, resident of the Ironbound community in Newark, describes her Sandy experiences: http://youtu.be/FklsmMRgrUA
3. Dr. Ana Baptista, “Beyond the Storm: Building Resiliency for Vulnerable Communities.” Watch it on Youtube: http://youtu.be/ubzmVOUBF9s
4. Mr. Arnold Cohen, Housing and Community Development Network of N.J.: http://youtu.be/8GiAvfcOYME
5. Dr. Peter Montague, “The Warmer World a Child Today Will Grow Up In.” — http://youtu.be/X2YSeqCjDkc