Insight of the Week: Climate Change and Air Pollution Affect Minority Populations More than Others

People who self-identify as part of a minority group (including minority ethnic/racial group, religious minority, LGBTQI+, and “another minority group”) are more likely to say they are “greatly affected” by climate change and air pollution than non-minority respondents. 

This highlights the social disparities in how climate change affects communities and makes a powerful case for climate justice.

Source: GlobeScan Radar Report 2021 (survey of 30,000 people in the general public in July 2021)