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Study Finds Racial Gap Between Who Causes Air Pollution And Who Breathes It

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posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 08:12 PM
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Crazy ridiculous "scientific" report now claims Whites create more pollution and Minorities breath more of it !!

WoW Democrats "any means necessary" hard at work.

Screwball Democrats always categorizing people while shouting for equality 😆

Will it get any better than this?

Yes until November 2020 😆

Warning: Article from heavy duty LeftWing source 😎


Study Finds Racial Gap Between Who Causes Air Pollution And Who Breathes It

Pollution, much like wealth, is not distributed equally in the United States.

Scientists and policymakers have long known that black and Hispanic Americans tend to live in neighborhoods with more pollution of all kinds, than white Americans. And because pollution exposure can cause a range of health problems, this inequity could be a driver of unequal health outcomes across the U.S.

A study published Monday in the journal PNAS adds a new twist to the pollution problem by looking at consumption. While we tend to think of factories or power plants as the source of pollution, those polluters wouldn't exist without consumer demand for their products.


The researchers found that air pollution is disproportionately caused by white Americans' consumption of goods and services, but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic Americans.







posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 08:16 PM
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Frankly, that's racist.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Global Warming is RACIST!

You heartless white conservative rednecks are HEARTLESS!






posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: a325nt
Frankly, that's racist.


Not possible, that’s a left wing source.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 08:31 PM
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disregard
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posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Buhahahaha!!!!!

They FINALLY took the time and effort to make a Climate Change Racist card!!!!

I guess they had to, since the left has used the "racist" card so many times you can't even see what's on the card anymore...

I'm sure AOC will be all over this tomorrow and update her New Green Dream so that the biggest polluters (those nasty cis-gender white Christian bastards) will be taxed in a different ratio than the protected class.

Thank you so much for the OP and the giggles...



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posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I feel sorry for the simpletons that really believe stories like that.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 08:46 PM
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Crazy ridiculous "scientific" report now claims Whites create more pollution and Minorities breath more of it !!

No. That's not what the report claims.

The study found that black and Hispanic Americans bear a "pollution burden:" Blacks are exposed to about 56 percent more pollution than is caused by their consumption. For Hispanics, it is slightly higher – 63 percent.

However, non-Hispanic whites experience a "pollution advantage," meaning they breathe about 17 percent less air pollution than whites cause.
www.usatoday.com...

Whites, because they tend to be more wealthy than minorities, consume more stuff. That produces more pollution. But since there are more of them (being the majority) the burden is less on them than it is on majorities.

It's not about race, its about wealth.

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posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 08:54 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: xuenchen




Crazy ridiculous "scientific" report now claims Whites create more pollution and Minorities breath more of it !!

No. That's not what the report claims.

The study found that black and Hispanic Americans bear a "pollution burden:" Blacks are exposed to about 56 percent more pollution than is caused by their consumption. For Hispanics, it is slightly higher – 63 percent.

However, non-Hispanic whites experience a "pollution advantage," meaning they breathe about 17 percent less air pollution than whites cause.
www.usatoday.com...

Whites, because they tend to be more wealthy than minorities, consume more stuff. That produces more pollution. But since there are more of them (being the majority) the burden is less on them than it is on majorities.

It's not about race, its about wealth.


Consume more stuff?

Wealthy may be in a bigger house, but I'd venture that house is more energy efficient. May drive a nicer car, but I'd venture that late model car is more efficient than an older vehicle. Probably eat less fast food too, so not contributing that way...

Racial disparities does not mean racism.

What is probably happening is that black people tend to congregate in urban areas. So naturally, there is more pollution.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 08:54 PM
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Whites, because they tend to be more wealthy than minorities, consume more stuff. That produces more pollution. But since there are more of them (being the majority) the burden is less on them than it is on majorities.


In your rush to judgement because it fits your conformation bias, you might have missed the point that whites are nowhere near a majority on this planet.

Asians are the biggest population group.

Then Middle Eastern.

Then Whites.

Quick Infogram for you

And I think your last word I quoted was supposed to be "minorities."




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posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 08:59 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated


Consume more stuff?
Yes. Buying stuff creates pollution.

Responsibility for air pollution is typically assigned to its emitters (8) (e.g., a factory), but it can also be ascribed to end uses (e.g., the purchase and use of manufactured goods) by end users (e.g., individual consumers) that ultimately result in its release (Fig. 1).
www.pnas.org...



Racial disparities does not mean racism.
Correct. And the study makes no such claim.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 09:00 PM
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originally posted by: RazorV66
a reply to: xuenchen

I feel sorry for the simpletons that really believe stories like that.


All seven of them vote democrat



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 09:00 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Yeah, well. The study is about people in the US.

Racial–ethnic disparities in pollution exposure and in consumption of goods and services in the United States are well documented. Some may find it intuitive that, on average, black and Hispanic minorities bear a disproportionate burden from the air pollution caused mainly by non-Hispanic whites, but this effect has not previously been directly established, let alone quantified

www.pnas.org...



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 09:05 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Edumakated


Consume more stuff?
Yes. Buying stuff creates pollution.

Responsibility for air pollution is typically assigned to its emitters (8) (e.g., a factory), but it can also be ascribed to end uses (e.g., the purchase and use of manufactured goods) by end users (e.g., individual consumers) that ultimately result in its release (Fig. 1).
www.pnas.org...



Racial disparities does not mean racism.
Correct. And the study makes no such claim.


Being wealthy does not mean you consumer more stuff...

The study does imply that there is a racial inequity in the effects of pollution.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 09:08 PM
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Being wealthy does not mean you consumer more stuff...
In general, it apparently does. Read the study.


The study does imply that there is a racial inequity in the effects of pollution.
It doesn't imply that, it explicitly states it. But, as you said, "Racial disparities does not mean racism." I agree.
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posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Well we can thank the Democrats for trying to make us all equally poor so we can all be equally miserable. Not one thing do they offer which would raise the overall standard of living for any American except the very richest who have the money and power to avoid being taxed to death for the good of the collective. Democrats want us all to be equally broke and disadvantaged. Just remember that when you go to vote.
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posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 09:12 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Lumenari

Yeah, well. The study is about people in the US.

Racial–ethnic disparities in pollution exposure and in consumption of goods and services in the United States are well documented. Some may find it intuitive that, on average, black and Hispanic minorities bear a disproportionate burden from the air pollution caused mainly by non-Hispanic whites, but this effect has not previously been directly established, let alone quantified

www.pnas.org...


Sorry... I didn't realize that pollution only existed in the US.

Is that the continental US?

So this doesn't apply to you?




posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 09:12 PM
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I feel sorry for the Africans and Hispanic in China. They've got a serious pollution problem over there



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: Phage

huh...Han Chinese are the most populace ethnicity in the world...ever been to China?

Right, globally speaking caucasions are nowhere near a majority, and if you have ever been to the Southern US states, and huge swathes of the Northern states, you might recognize the absurdity of this studies claim.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

He's in Hawaii... so it's not like he has any skin in the game.

Volcanoes and rising oceans should be the concern.




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