Consider this central paradox of U.S. environmentalism: In much of
popular and political culture, the movement is dismissed as the pet
cause of white, well-off Americans — people who can afford to buy
organic arugula, vacation in Lake Tahoe, and worry about the fate of
the Pacific pocket mouse. And yet, the population most affected by
environmental problems is the poor.
Grist magazine starts a seven week series investigating how
environmental issues impact on America’s poor. The truth is that as the
going gets tough its the poor who are suffering.
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