By: Stephone Coward
The severity of the economic impact that Black folks are experiencing due to climate change cannot be hidden anymore. A report published by the McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility stated that Black Americans are disproportionately exposed to environmental health risks. Black people are roughly 75% more likely to reside in neighborhoods near high-emission or toxic industrial processes. This subjects them to air pollution levels that surpass equitable standards by at least 56%.