Presentation on theme: "Your Weather Ain’t Like Mine: The Disparate & Differential Impacts of Global Warming Presented on Behalf of the Commission to Engage African Americans."— Presentation transcript:
Your Weather Ain’t Like Mine: The Disparate & Differential Impacts of Global Warming Presented on Behalf of the Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change A Project of the Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies
People of color already twice as likely to die in heat wave
One Scary Scenario: Los Angeles in 2090 Potential for a Nine-Fold Increase in Heat Death rate for African-Americans
Low Income People Spend Higher % of Income on Energy And these figures are from 2006!
Energy Transitions/Shocks can entail huge economic losses 1973-1974: OPEC embargoes U.S., 25% cut in supply oil prices quadruple U.S. national oil bill grows $100 billion in 1974-1975 Resulting recession reduces GDP by $750 billion in 1974-1975 The First OPEC Oil Shock
East Antarctic Ice Sheet Melts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melts Florida Today Changing Agricultural and Land Use Patterns Mean Job and Economic Changes