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Global Warming Could Spell Disaster for Blacks

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posted on Jan, 20 2006 @ 05:51 AM

Bad News for Blacks

Environmentalists blame the fierce new storms on global warming – the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans. Scientists attribute the phenomenon to gases produced by fossil fuels like gasoline, petroleum and coal. Though critics dismiss global warming as junk science, reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have continually found a discernable human influence on world temperatures.

That’s bad news, especially for African Americans. Citing Katrina as a case-in-point, some environmentalists say global warming impacts minorities and the disadvantaged harder than other groups. If global warming gets worse, many African-American communities will be more vulnerable to breathing ailments, insect-carried diseases and heat-related illness and death. But asking Black folks to give up gas-guzzling SUV’s and other bling is a tough sell.


This is perhaps the most selfserving garbage I have ever read. The lunies have truely driven their SUV over the cliff this time. The say that a global problem like 'warming" would hurt one group over another is just stupid and race-bateing to say the least.

posted on Jan, 20 2006 @ 06:24 AM
His name is Bruce Britt.

This guy is an avid Jackson fan that grew up in Gary near the Jackson home.
He has since moved near the Jackson estate in Los Angeles, and he's considered to be a bit of a stalker, though he says otherwise.

I read the link that you posted, and despite his credentials of working for some solid news sources, he seems to be a man with an agenda.

Bruce Britt has written for a variety of publications, including the Detroit Free Press, Washington Post, Billboard, San Francisco Chronicle, Grammy magazine and Hits magazine. He’s the former pop music editor for the Los Angeles Daily News, where he won the LA Press Club of Award of Excellence.

From your same Link.

Relatively, Blacks are environmental Good Samaritans. Per capita, we emit approximately 20 percent less carbon dioxide than Whites – well below 2020 targets set by the U.S. Climate Stewardship Act. Not only do we use more energy-conserving public transportation, we spend considerably less per capita on energy-intensive material goods.

I'd like to know where he got this number of 20 percent???

posted on Jan, 20 2006 @ 07:33 AM
Very nice work. The 20% number is complete bs. It is based on fewer resources of a disadvantaged society. Poor people polute less?

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