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Is Climate Change Fueling A New Civil War?


Racism Is Killing the Planet



"The ideology of white supremacy leads the way toward disposable people and a disposable natural world...You can’t have climate change without sacrifice zones, and you can’t have sacrifice zones without disposable people, and you can't have disposable people without racism."

Quote By Sierra Columnist Hop Hopkins


According to Mr Hopkins from Sierra Club's Sierra Magazine this idea is a long-overdue realization—is growing in the environmental movement. It goes something like this: “We’ll never stop climate change without ending white supremacy.” This argument has entered the outdoor recreation and conservation space thanks to the leadership of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color in the climate justice movement. The idea has taken on new force as folks in the mainstream environmental movement.


To put it simply climate disasters are not ‘natural’ – they’re human made. If we want to fight climate change, we first need to deal with inequality and racism. It is impossible to separate the climate emergency from its embeddedness in the long struggle for social and economic justice. We’ve known for several decades that climate change makes inequality worse – and the mainstream climate movement is now reckoning with the idea that tackling inequality directly could be a primary tactic to effectively fight climate change. How can places like Flint, Hawaii, Little Haiti in Miami have justice before they are forced to abandon their homes yet again? How can the climate movement win its fight to abolish the fossil fuel industry, while working against some of the richest and most powerful men who have ever lived? And how can all of this happen in just the next few years, the timescale that the climate scientists say is necessary for us to preserve our planet’s critical ecosystems relatively intact? Even with a global infertility crisis affecting primarily populations without melanin's protection from extreme uv and heat the oppressors of humanity engage in anti blackness even with the knowledge that melanin is the only thing that can save or at least prolong temporarily the existence of a phenotype representative of vulnerable recessive genetic traits.


Global warming and extreme weather events adverse effects on global temperatures and rainfall result in increased competition for necessary resources, such as food and water. As competition for life-sustaining resources continues to rise, so does the potential for violent, deadly conflict.“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Martin Luther King Jr wrote in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail in 1963. His vision of a world filled with racial equality is burning bright in the minds of those taking to the streets this week. King’s letter was about racial justice, but it might as well have been written about the climate movement: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Those words apply to carbon emissions too. And they can be cited as evidence in support of an entirely new political, economic, and social paradigm, just as relevant as any Summary for Policymakers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


Climate Anxiety Is an Overwhelmingly White Phenomenon


"But what about the racial implications of climate anxiety?" Writer Sarah Ray asks" ... If people of color are more concerned about climate change than white people, why is the interest in climate anxiety so white? Is climate anxiety a form of white fragility or even racial anxiety? Put another way, is climate anxiety just code for white people wishing to hold onto their way of life or get “back to normal,” to the comforts of their privilege?" Climate anxiety can operate like white fragility, sucking up all the oxygen in the room and devoting resources toward appeasing the dominant group. As climate refugees are framed as a climate security threat, will the climate-anxious recognize their role in displacing people from around the globe? Will they be able to see their own fates tied to the fates of the dispossessed? Or will they hoard resources, limit the rights of the most affected and seek to save only their own, deluded that this xenophobic strategy will save them? Even as their global numbers plummet faster than the oceans heat up they remain compacent except when they see that Africa is having a population boom as are most melanated populations around the globe who benefit from the increased vitamin D sunshine offers...How can we make sure that climate anxiety is harnessed for climate justice so we can save us all?


"Climate change will increasingly affect the health of vulnerable populations, including maternal and fetal health" Says Ms. Ray. News outlets pretend ignorance that this global birth implosion is not a direct result of Climate change.The culture of belief that man is separate from the natural world is crumbling and creating a pathway for self destruction through denial. "Paradoxically, though, anxiety about environmental crisis can create apathy, inaction and burnout. Anxiety may be a rational response to the world that climate models predict, but it is unsustainable. And climate panic can be as dangerous as it is galvanizing."We can’t fight climate change with more racism. Climate anxiety must be directed toward addressing the ways that racism manifests as environmental trauma and vice versa—how environmentalism manifests as racialized violence. We need to channel grief toward collective liberation."


The global sperm count of those fair skinned Asians and white males is of major concern. They find that overall counts have declined by 59 percent and that average concentration has fallen by half, from around 99 million sperm per milliliter to 47 million. Anything below 15 million is regarded as an impediment to reproduction, to say nothing of zero per milliliter, where the trend line seems to be heading.Heat is possibly the climate-related illness of greatest concern. In the United States, extreme heat events are causing more deaths than all weather-related fatalities combined. But its not only men...Despite research demonstrating the effects of heat on pregnant women, the effects of heat on them and their fetuses have often been left out of the discussion as if women en mass are having abortions to spite men, nothing could be further from the truth. The more recent assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change did explore the adverse effects of heat such as preterm births on maternal health outcomes. Up to 40.3% of deaths in children under five years of age occur in neonates among caucasian populations,and globally preterm births account for 35% of neonatal mortality worldwide. Preterm birth rates may on very rare occasions reach 18% in some sub-Saharan African and South Asian countriesfor most the number is well below 15%.,


n the economic approach to fertility, parents have a finite set of resources and preferences over various outcomes, as with any other decision. They use these resources to achieve the best possible outcome attainable within their economic constraints. In relation to fertility, the decision has two parts. First, individuals must decide the quantity of resources, both time and money, to devote to childrearing. Second, conditional on the total amount of resources devoted to childrearing, individuals must decide whether to use those resources to have more children or invest more in the future of each child. This latter decision is known as the quantity-quality trade-off. This simple model of choice delivers several insights. First, when the relative cost of having a child increases—either because the absolute cost of having a child increases or the cost of another activity decreases—the fertility rate will fall. Second, when the relative benefit of having another child decreases, then fertility will fall. Thus, the economic model of fertility suggests that climate change will affect fertility decisions by altering the relative costs and benefits of having children and investing in the well-being of each child.


Cyclical climatic changes double the risk of civil wars, with analysis showing that 50 of 250 conflicts between 1950 and 2004 were triggered by Extreme westher events like El Nino. Analysis shows that a fifth of the 250 civil conflicts between 1950 and 2004 were precipitated by hotter, drier weather. Differing levels of poverty, democracy and population did not alter the strength of the climate-conflict link, nor did the impact of the end of colonial rule in many countries by 1975.



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