Huff Post: Climate Activist Green Groups “Lack Diversity”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Too much focus on protecting white polar bears, not enough focus on protecting “marginalized communities”.

Fighting Climate Change Means Fighting Inequality And Intolerance

No issue exists in a vacuum, including climate change.
By Phil Newell
07/03/2018 11:34 am ET

Prejudice undermines science

Last month, Nexus Media reported on a study that found that in the years after Barack Obama took office, white Americans were less likely to see climate change as a serious problem. The finding held even after controlling for partisanship, ideology, education, church attendance and employment. The study further noted a link between racial resentment and climate change denial. While this research leaves many questions unanswered, its findings accord with the experience of many people of color who work on climate change.

A lack of diversity undermines advocacy

Like scientific bodies, large environmental groups are guilty of a lack of diversity. These organizations are largely bereft of the talents and perspectives of people of color. For years, advocates have focused on threats to polar bears while ignoring the more immediate and disturbing threats that air pollution and climate change pose to marginalized communities. African-American children, for example, die from asthma attacks at ten times the rateof their white peers, and yet Americans are more likely to see climate change as an environmental issue than a public health issue.

University of Michigan sociologist Dorceta Taylor explained how green groups should address this disparity in a recent interview with Yale360. “One of the things they should be doing is stop being so afraid of people of color, and meet them, interact with them, cultivate them, and start recruiting them,” she said. “If all the people I talked to, and knew, and interacted with were black, no one would take me particularly seriously  —  I have to engage multi-culturally.”

Xenophobia obscures the suffering of climate refugees

It is impossible to ignore the allegations of drugging, water contamination and physical and mental abuse of children at the hands of the American government. The separation of immigrant families will likely have long-term psychological ramifications on these children. This is a crisis of humanity and, like most everything else, it too has a climate connection.

Misogyny and heteronormativity hamper our responses to climate change

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I’m must say I’m impressed by Phil’s effort, he clearly spends a lot of time late at night sitting up thinking about the interconnections between various issues.

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July 3, 2018 6:08 pm

That’s right. They lack diversity big time.

They’re all nuts.

Reply to  Felix
July 3, 2018 6:15 pm

Including Phil !!

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Marcus
July 4, 2018 10:46 am

Yes but he’s a Philbert!

Reply to  Felix
July 3, 2018 8:20 pm

I enjoy the 10 seconds of humour these articles provide. Thank you Phil – really!

Exposure for more than ten seconds runs the risk of serious brain-damage.

Phil’s article is reminiscent of this scene from “Billy Madison”:

“Mr. Madison, what you just said is the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone is this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

Reply to  Felix
July 4, 2018 3:41 am

An incidental convocation of nuttery?

william Johnston
July 3, 2018 6:20 pm

Sounds like maybe the writer should lay off the spicy food before bedtime.

Mike M
Reply to  william Johnston
July 3, 2018 7:40 pm

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  Mike M
July 4, 2018 11:29 am

Perhaps there are nano-aggression? Anyway, I’m guessing that there are 1,000,000 micro aggression in 1 aggression.

Tom Halla
July 3, 2018 6:21 pm

What this means is that SJWs should take intersectionality into account. The minor little thing that no one has any real idea of what intersectionality means only makes it better.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 3, 2018 7:49 pm

And What the hell is “climate justice?”

George Orwell’s precience is here again.
It’s all Progressive “Newspeak.”

Via Wikipedia:

”The Ingsoc logo as represented in the 1984 John Hurt film Nineteen Eighty-Four, Newspeak is the language of Oceania, a fictional totalitarian state ruled by the Party, who created the language to meet the ideological requirements of English Socialism (Ingsoc).[1] In the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), Newspeak is a controlled language, of restricted grammar and limited vocabulary, a linguistic design meant to limit the freedom of thought—personal identity, self-expression, free will—that ideologically threatens the régime of Big Brother and the Party, who thus criminalized such concepts as thoughtcrime, contradictions of Ingsoc orthodoxy.

Ian Macdonald
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
July 3, 2018 10:09 pm

And What the hell is “climate justice?”

It’s when Al Gore gets a letter from the court demanding that he pay back all those subsidies.

Reply to  Ian Macdonald
July 4, 2018 9:45 am

Or it’s when Trump is out of town and a massive tornado forms over Wash DC, sucks it up, pulverizes it & throws it out into the Atlantic.

Glyn Palmer
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 4, 2018 11:02 am

And ‘heteronormativity’??I’m tempted to add ‘WTF?’!

Reply to  Glyn Palmer
July 4, 2018 12:03 pm

They love to make up pretentious pseudo-psychological labels for the behavior of 97%+ of the world’s population, for the purpose of trying to paint it as something aberrant or abnormal.

My personal favorite is “cisnormativity”. 😐

Reply to  Glyn Palmer
July 4, 2018 4:34 pm

You beat me to it.

Smart Rock
July 3, 2018 6:22 pm

How can anyone make any kind of sensible response to this nonsense? Best to just ignore it.

Reply to  Smart Rock
July 3, 2018 8:57 pm

Phil needs a good kick up the ass … thing is, he’d probably enjoy that.

Reply to  Smart Rock
July 4, 2018 11:31 am

I love seeing this nonsense, it is entirely appropriate for children at the Concrete-Operations level of development. Concrete Operations was defined by Piaget as the stage of maturity where everything is divided up into categories, which are then often pitted against each other. When you see things like this article, you know that it is appropriate and expected behavior for ages 6 or 7 to early-teenage years. After that one is expected to transcend to abstract thinking and interconnected systems rather than isolated competing groups, but only about half of adults ever actually reach that stage.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Notanist
July 4, 2018 2:27 pm

“but only about half of adults ever actually reach that stage.”

That must be the half that voted for Trump.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 4, 2018 3:11 pm

The projection is strong with this one.

honest liberty
Reply to  drednicolson
July 4, 2018 3:23 pm

dred, Meaning: the half that actually reach that stage of intelligence are the half that voted Trump.
It is clear that the majority of Democrats are incapable of complex thought.
CIP- does anyone remember when the Dems were so PRO Bernie? “FEEL THE BERN!! FEEL THE BERN!!” They loathed Hillary because they knew what that thing was all about. Then, after the DNC lied, cheated, and stole their way to put her as the front runner all of a sudden Hillary was the best, most incredible, strong female warrior ever!!!!!

It’s disgusting. And even though Republicans aren’t far behind them in confirmation bias/echo chamber logic, they are at least more intelligent and critical of their leadership. The Dems are nothing of the sort, save for a very few percentage. I live near Denver. I talk to everyone, every single day, about all these events as they occur. I’m running my own quasi experiment. The responses are nearly identical across the spectrum of Dems, but when it comes to Trump, pretty divided amongst Conservatives. That is a very telling bit of research

Reply to  honest liberty
July 5, 2018 12:28 am

Yes, you’re right. I misread his comment. Previous statement redacted with apologies.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Smart Rock
July 4, 2018 4:18 pm

My take is we can now burn as much fossil fuel as we want and use polar bears as window cleaners provided we spend at least one hour a month helping out a marginalised group member.

Personally I am going to devote my time into helping out straight white conservative males and craft breweries.

D. J. Hawkins
July 3, 2018 6:23 pm

I’m just so sick and tired of people trying to make me feel guilty for being white, male, and otherwise “normal”. I’m moving away from the “pay no attention” mode I usually employ in public to “give me the slightest reason” hair-trigger mode I’d rather employ.

Reply to  D. J. Hawkins
July 4, 2018 12:07 pm

No place for SCUM in the brave new progressive world.

(Straight Conservative Uncolored Males)

Reply to  drednicolson
July 4, 2018 4:37 pm

Uncolored…? Pink is a color! I’m certainly not orange, though.

July 3, 2018 6:25 pm

Whining, spoiled, arm chair socialists, aging boomers with all the worst 60’s values tend to be white.

Greenshirts have hard arteries and haven’t had a new idea in 50 years.

So much more to notice then their skin color. Empty one dimensional thinking is the actual lack of diversity.

Reply to  Cwon14
July 4, 2018 3:46 am

The ‘politically progressive’ climatistas indulge themselves in thinking that is symmetrical in three dimensions: Narrow, shallow and short term.

July 3, 2018 6:26 pm

“The finding held even after controlling for partisanship, ideology, education, church attendance and employment.”…you can’t “control” for people that don’t participate
Conservatives do not poll

Trump gave then what they wanted….now the kids don’t go to foster homes, etc…the kids are incarcerated with their parents until the parents see a judge

Trump totally owns the democrat party…LOL

Reply to  Latitude
July 4, 2018 12:11 pm

The best way to torture so-called progressives: give them what they want, and lock the door behind them.

July 3, 2018 6:27 pm

So now so called world cataclysmic events affect people differently according to their race, color, religious beliefs, gender, political beliefs, and location. Who knew?

July 3, 2018 6:40 pm

Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) always take offense on behalf of people who, themselves, aren’t offended. They don’t get much respect from the minority groups they are trying to ‘support’. link

The SJWs are demented and want nothing more than to destroy western civilization. link

The nice thing about SJWs is that they tend to eat their own. link

Reply to  commieBob
July 3, 2018 7:32 pm

The mercy of the wicked is cruel.

DeLoss McKnight
July 3, 2018 6:48 pm

This is actually a good thing. If you were to poll these minority communities, especially those living in under developed countries, and ask them to prioritize where money should be spent, they are far more likely to want cheap reliable energy than expensive unreliable energy. They will want better transportation, a better diet, better health care, better work opportunities, all of which are undergirded by cheap power.

Michael Jankowski
Reply to  DeLoss McKnight
July 3, 2018 7:04 pm

…or they may take a page out of the international playbook and request climate reparations.

Reply to  Michael Jankowski
July 4, 2018 6:34 am

Their leaders will–because they get to grab the money.
Bob Hoye

Alan Miller
Reply to  DeLoss McKnight
July 3, 2018 8:58 pm

Perfectly said!

RobertBobbert GDQ
Reply to  DeLoss McKnight
July 3, 2018 11:30 pm

DeLoss…The poll you describe was run a few year back
The UN ran a poll about the world people wished for and gave people all over the world the option of 16 choices with the intent of having Climate Change be the star of the show. The fix was in but…
Well, did the people…particularly those that came from the least well off nations… give them the middle figure.
Jobs…Education…food supply, health and all the usual suspects of normal human want just got votes like hot cakes. And did the UN publicise this poll outcome …Not Likely.
MyWorld2015 Analytics…Put that in your search engine and note just where the Climate Change fiasco finished plus the demographic breakdown of all the near 10 million voters.

Reply to  RobertBobbert GDQ
July 4, 2018 12:52 am

RobertBobbert GDQ

I believe the poll is still running.

Climate change came last of the 16 concerns. It was a poor runner up to 15th place which was?…….Internet access.

July 3, 2018 7:04 pm

When the word “justice” is used these days, it makes me feel like somebody is talking about The Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Wherever.

Reply to  Ellen
July 4, 2018 12:17 pm

I hear the words “just us”.

Reply to  Ellen
July 4, 2018 4:50 pm

It’s used interchangeably with “your fair share”. But note, it means “pay up” only when applied to white people. Otherwise, it means an entitlement.

July 3, 2018 7:10 pm

That’s good, not bad. Diversity is a doctrine that advances denial of individual dignity through color judgments and discrimination. Judge people by the content of their character (i.e. principles, individually), not the color of their skin (e.g. race, sex, gender).

July 3, 2018 7:24 pm

Why is it that the people who scream the loudest that color shouldn’t matter, spend all their time thinking about color?

Reply to  MarkW
July 3, 2018 9:35 pm

Because SJWs always project.

Fernando L
Reply to  MarkW
July 4, 2018 4:50 am

Look up identity politics.

Gary Pearse
July 3, 2018 7:32 pm

Ya know, one thing I have been posting on without response is the obvious fact that the whole climate industry is basically a шнутемаиs creation and the promoters and NGO иеосолоиiалists who jumped on the wagon are of the same гасе and essentially the same eyedieology. The so-called Third World who signed on to it all gave it a look of legitimacy and diversity, but really the guys in charge simply, cynically, bought support from despots and elites who run the Third World. I say cynically because both western world leaders and the leaders of the poor countries both know the score but dont care.The western leaders basically put their ‘deplorables’in the same category as the Third World disadvantaged poor.

Diversity is another шнутемаиs invention to make the others feel part of the action, mainly as useful tools. Diversity of thought of course is not part of it. The Huff Post have detected something significant, but their world view blinds them to what it realy is. I wonder if they may have picked up on this on a visit to WUWT (and me) as I suspect Betts et al may have done re the Greening Elephant in the room and my “Garden of Eden Earth” by 2050 ^тм.

Richard Patton
Reply to  Gary Pearse
July 3, 2018 10:07 pm

What in the world do иеосолоиiалists (theologians) and шнутемаиs (lace makers) have to do with this subject? I can see how you call members of some NGO’s theologians because they act more like they are a religion but saying that the climate industry and diversity are inventions of “lace makers”? What are you talking about?

Reply to  Richard Patton
July 4, 2018 8:29 am


… Neocons and White Men? Sounds like the usual Progressive boogie men.


Reply to  Schitzree
July 4, 2018 5:10 pm

Really, but Neocons, I think of neo-conservative, which is another way of saying something like, although they mouth all the platitudes about conservatism and government interference and too many taxes, as soon as they get elected they vote for every government-expanding bill that crosses their desk. What he really said was Neo-Colonialist (let’s see if that gets me put in moderation), and I think he’s exactly right. The World Bank, for example, has announced they will not finance any 3rd world coal-fired power plants because Climate Change, and who makes up the governing board of the World Bank? I bet a group photo would be exceedingly lacking in pigment. So what they’re saying is, poor countries (who are predominantly non-white) cannot have the benefits of cheap reliable power, because they cannot get financing for cheap reliable power. Fortunately for the 3rd world countries, at least, China has agreed to step up and fill the void and finance coal-fired power stations. I shudder to think the form of those finance deals, though, and to expound further here would make me sound not only like a conspiracy theorist, but even a little paranoid. And that brings us back to Colonialism.

And back to the Whiteman’s thing, any time you find a White Man screaming about racism, or more delicately a lack of diversity, he could give a flying fig about actual racism, he’s a guy only looking for a political cudgel with which to beat his opponent about the head and shoulders, incessantly ’til election day, whereupon, if the Screaming Whiteman gets elected, you’ll see him counting and tallying up all people of color to make sure they stay in their place, and don’t dare get any opportunities not approved by his government, and continue to be totally dependent upon the government handout (slaves, in other words). But saying such a thing would make me sound like a Cynic, wouldn’t it?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure racism exists, some of it more blatant than others, but I can also be sure that if it makes a headline, it has been ginned up by a drumbeat of all the usual suspects, and never was racism at all until the usual suspects got ahold of it.

Walter Sobchak
July 3, 2018 7:36 pm

I have long held that “environmentalism” is the last socially acceptable form of racism. I have always wondered when the lefties would get it. It sounds like they are stumbling closer.

Walter Sobchak
Reply to  Eric Worrall
July 3, 2018 9:13 pm

We can’t let all those brown people continue to have babies or use electricity.

Reply to  Walter Sobchak
July 4, 2018 5:20 pm

“…we can hardly afford to double the carbon footprint that the USA and the EU already generate.

“We hope that this model proves to be useful for those seeking to intervene in efforts to avoid producing Western levels of environmental degradation in these countries,” the authors conclude.

For “…environmental degradation…” you should probably read [affluence]. Just in case any of you doubted Walter Sobchak’s interpretation of the article.

Tired Old Nurse
July 3, 2018 8:18 pm

‘Misogyny and heteronormativity hamper our responses to climate change‘

I hope this actually makes as little sense as I think it does.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Tired Old Nurse
July 3, 2018 10:16 pm

I like a mystery. After passing through a dictionary, I came up with:
“A hatred of women and natural heterosexuality, hamper our responses to climate change”.

Well, perhaps it does for SJW’s.

Fernando L
Reply to  Greg Cavanagh
July 4, 2018 4:56 am

I think it’s “a dislike for women and support for natural heterosexuality hamper our responses to climate change”. This implies one must prefer women and be gay to respond properly to climate change. Conclusion: the fight against climate change must be led by lesbians. I don’t think the author realized she was writing nonsense.

Ill Tempered Klavier
July 3, 2018 8:40 pm

Paleface speak with forked tongue. Yeah, we know about that.

Female person of color/ red

July 3, 2018 8:55 pm

Phil has packed quite a bit of stupidity in that post. He truly is a ‘useful idiot’. I particularly love this little gem – “The study further noted a link between racial resentment and climate change denial”. Dear Phil, it’s not actually a scientific study, it’s a survey.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Gbees
July 4, 2018 2:37 pm

You know they are losing when they start calling us racists because we don’t buy the CAGW BS (Bad Science).

July 3, 2018 9:04 pm

Unbalanced. No doubt at all.

July 3, 2018 9:28 pm

I’m merely melanin challenged.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  lee
July 3, 2018 10:19 pm

You can identify as black if it makes you feel better. We all here know that feeling trump how you look on the outside.

July 3, 2018 9:56 pm

Maybe it’s just me, but you ever noticed that these Greenpeace ships in search of whale-ships….only have mostly white guys/gals? Why is that?

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Roy
July 3, 2018 10:23 pm

I’m beginning to think that white people can be far more stupid than other races. I can’t recall the last time an article came through WUWT where someone (other than Indian) who wasn’t white, came with some really stupid study or claim.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Greg Cavanagh
July 4, 2018 2:40 pm

Stereotyping does an injustice to a lot of people. We all do it sometimes. We should all try not to do it.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 4, 2018 3:18 pm

Like how you stereotyped Trump voters a few threads up?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  drednicolson
July 4, 2018 7:21 pm

What’s the matter, you didn’t like my joke about the Trump voters? 🙂

I said we all do stereotyping. That includes me.

It’s not possible to talk about different groups without doing some stereotyping. But we should understand that stereotyping can lead to “Lazy/No Thinking” and cause people to have a false picture of reality if they don’t look a little deeper into the subject. That’s what I was warning about.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 5, 2018 12:35 am

I misread the comment I was referring to, and redact the associated responses with apology. 🙂

I’ll add that any stereotype is nominally true but has become grossly exaggerated, bereft of nuance, or both.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  drednicolson
July 6, 2018 6:30 am

Well, I wondered about that because I thought you leaned conservative.

I can see how the quote I used could have been misinterpreted. I should have used a larger quote to put it in better context.

John MacDonald
July 3, 2018 10:02 pm

Hmmm, asthma at 10x the rate of white kids…I bet there’s some relationship to old buildings, moldy carpets, rodents and bad plumbing that might explain that…naw, couldn’t be those things. It must be CAGW.

Cold in Wisconsin
Reply to  John MacDonald
July 4, 2018 10:54 pm

Actually, when I was immersed in this area many years ago, a significant predictor for childhood asthma was higher rates of second hand smoke by parental smoking. There is an economic trend where lower income income persons have had higher rates of smoking, with higher rates of asthma in their kids. I am skeptical of the 10x deaths rate, but lack of health care or education could cause that difference. Death from asthma is not all that common, so a 10x increase is possible.

July 3, 2018 10:06 pm

I agree!

Make all those people marching in the picture remove any clothing that isn’t “Fossil Free” and see an embarrassing bunch of naked ignoramuses.

Donald Kasper
July 3, 2018 10:12 pm

Every last person in the climate justice march are white. There is no one else.

Reply to  Donald Kasper
July 4, 2018 12:11 am


people are
person is.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Leo Smith
July 4, 2018 2:52 am

The last person are white, all three of them.

Dave O.
July 3, 2018 10:25 pm

How would “marginalized communities” be helped by cutting off their access to fossil fuels?

Reply to  Dave O.
July 4, 2018 11:29 am

Explaining that requires some hand jive that can’t be performed here.

Mike Haseler
July 4, 2018 12:22 am

In the French revolution the initial revolutionaries proved far too revolutionary for succeeding revolutionaries. Likewise almost every other revolution: the best way to seize control is to be even more radical. Clearly the PC mafia are now sharpening their knives seeing that the global warming scam is failing and their leadership is weak.

Fernando L
July 4, 2018 1:58 am

The climate justice movement should include Venezuelans who fled the communist dictatorship and are now in Colombia under the freezing rain.

July 4, 2018 2:00 am


dodgy geezer
July 4, 2018 3:25 am

Can we have Michael Mann’s work banned from all learned journals on the grounds that he’s a white privileged male?

July 4, 2018 4:08 am

I was an AGW believer…but then I started researching. Thanks WUWT!

Loosely related to this article…maybe people are tiring of all this SJW nonsense? Check out the #walkaway movement. It’s absolutely huge; let’s hope the momentum continues! He mentions ‘junk science’ too : ).

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Sylvia
July 4, 2018 2:44 pm

Welcome to the club, Sylvia!

Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 4, 2018 4:18 pm

Thanks, I’ve been reading widely and have been completely shocked at what I’ve found. I’m now working very hard to reveal the lie to all and sundry, starting with family and friends. Hopefully other ‘club’ members will bear with me if I ask dumb questions. I want to have my facts absolutely straight.

July 4, 2018 4:26 am

“Heteronormativity”? How many of his brain
cells died to create that 50 cent monstrosity?

July 4, 2018 4:56 am

Would anyone disagree with me if I said: “I don’t give a damn. Now I am going to get another beer.”

July 4, 2018 5:02 am

It seems people of color are smart enough to know that being oppressed by elitists won’t lead to better weather.

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
July 4, 2018 5:37 am

There it is again. The phrase “people of colour.” I was brought up to believe it is rude to refer to people by the colour of their skin.

There is, seriously, an active cadre of the Red Guard in the USA at the moment.

Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
July 5, 2018 3:45 am

I have plenty of colours in my family. I don’t want people to refer to that. I’m sick and tired of people talking about whites and non-whites as a group. And yes, while there is a correlation somewhere, ‘white’ something, ‘black’ something else, it ain’t true in this house.

I’m European, my colour is all right. So are others. Period.

Johann Wundersamer
July 4, 2018 5:53 am

Maybe “diversity” does it when “climate change” doesn’t work.

July 4, 2018 5:59 am

Eric Worrall :
“No issue exists in a vacuum, including climate change.
By Phil Newell”……….SERIOUSLY !!?????
Are YOU now ALSO having a lend of us !!???
This ( alleged ) author’s name fits into that UNLIKELY CATEGORY of a crude joke !
Like the two………..”companions” ………of Ben Dover and Phillip McCavity notoriety !!
I find it hard to believe …..EITHER the name …OR the article !!
“I’m must say I’m impressed by Phil’s effort, he clearly spends a lot of time late at night sitting up thinking about the interconnections between various issues.”
““One of the things they should be doing is stop being so afraid of people of color ”
WHY NOT ! GREEN IS A COLOUR ( spelt correctly of course ! )
and lately it has become ALARMING !
BLACK and WHITE are NOT COLOURS……..they are NEUTRALS !!!
It’s a non sequitur

July 4, 2018 6:12 am

Celebrate Individualism. You can’t have diversity without it.

Bruce Cobb
July 4, 2018 7:30 am

Climate “justice” = social “justice” = “we are all equal, but some of us are more equal than others” = Stalinism. Their dream is to see World Government, under their red/green banner.

July 4, 2018 7:32 am

Living with a person with asthma, I have had to learn a lot about it. The statistic about people of color (if you dig deep it is African Americans) dying at ten times the rate as white (actually all others), is regularly thrown out. Asthma does have a genetic component. As for air quality for years it was about ozone. Ozone and asthma were used to pass much of California air quality rules. After the courts allowed EPA to include CO2 as a health danger suddenly it became a primary cause in the social justice lexicon. Yet the causes are far more obvious. Most of the asthma deaths are in the inner city, where air quality other than CO2 is a problem and where roach and rats, whose droppings can trigger asthma attacks, are ubiquitous. Health care while available through Medicaid is often not utilized, or if utilized, not done so in a proper and consistent fashion. Asthma patients require constant surveillance by partners and caregivers that understand the illness and what to do during an attack.

Even though the environmental elites are generally Leftist they really do not care about minorities or the economic disadvantaged except when helping to drive their agenda.

July 4, 2018 7:55 am

Correction ==> “Phil’s effort, he clearly spends a lot of time late at night sitting up HALLUCINATING about the interconnections between various issues. “

July 4, 2018 9:38 am

Misogyny and heteronormativity hamper our responses to climate change

Straight out of the ivory sewers. You just couldn’t make this crap up…..

Bill Powers
July 4, 2018 10:21 am

“Like scientific bodies, large environmental groups are guilty of a lack of diversity. These organizations are largely bereft of the talents and perspectives of people of color.”

Do the math. the overwhelming majority of the “people of color” i.e. the black population, which comprises 12.8 percent of all of us (without counting ILL EAGLES which would drive that percentage down) live in urban centers. Recent non-partisan studies revealed that the Urban Public School system is graduating high school students with and average 8th grade reading proficiency and 4th grade math skills. Half the graduates can’t read their diplomas or count the strings in their mortarboard tassel.

Therefore talent and perspective would be limited from their population. Now consider that the Universities offering minority scholarships have become vocal about the sad truth that these Urban Public School graduates can’t read at college level and have therefore taken on the task of teaching basic reading writing and arithmetic. Four years later they are forced to manufacturing new degree offerings in Urban Studies, Gender Studies, and Community Organizing in order to hand them a college diploma and send them on their way. Seems after the 3 r’s and basic social “injustice” science there just aren’t enough credit hours in a 4 year degree to advance them to their rightful place in environmental groups to offer up their talent and perspectives,

Pop Piasa
July 4, 2018 10:35 am

Just about everything in society can be made into a racial issue if you try hard enough.

Doubt that the greens hate any race of folks more than they hate mankind in general, What Newell posted was off the rail. (nyuk, nyuk, nyuk)

Pop Piasa
July 4, 2018 10:59 am

Why would those who would be most hurt by climate change policies be willing to volunteer to help activists bring them to enactment? Maybe they don’t get fooled by scare propaganda as easily as easily as those who have been taught to carry the guilt of their ancestors’ conquests.

Reply to  Pop Piasa
July 4, 2018 3:05 pm

I expect the fact that the African slave trade was perpetuated with the willing cooperation of the native tribes, who raided rival tribes to capture slaves to trade for rum and guns, is conveniently swept under the rug in history curriculums. That’s “diversity” the so-called progressives don’t want you to know about. Such nuance has no place in the One True Narrative that declares whites to be the reprobate Oppressor and all others to be the doe-eyed innocent Oppressed.

July 4, 2018 11:25 am

“University of Michigan sociologist Dorceta Taylor explained how green groups should address this disparity in a recent interview with Yale360. ‘One of the things they should be doing is stop being so afraid of people of color, and meet them, interact with them, cultivate them, and start recruiting them,’ she said.”

— Interact, cultivate and recruit… reminds me of the grooming process employed by molesters of children.

Peta of Newark
July 4, 2018 11:44 am

There is an idea, been around a long time – its called ‘Division of Labour’
If you don’t know already, check it out.

In simplicity, it says that ‘Some people are good at some things and other people are good at other things’
2 examples:
I have twin daughters – soon to be 27 years old. At birth, their DNA was tested to see if they were sisters or clones. They are clones, one egg split into 2
They are both blonde and crazy about animals, especially horses.
One is scientist, mathematician, musician & artist. Is cautious by nature, right handed and 5′ 9″ tall. Working in a research lab in Cambridge.
The other is turned cold by most of those things especially maths. She is a fearless gymnast, scared of nothing (riding neglected, semi-wild horses being her speciality) and has found a vocation caring for disabled adults in NW England. Is 5′ 7″ tall and is left-handed.

As a sport of zero interest to me but a thing went past a little while ago concerning a well known coach/manager of (I think) a basketball team in the US. Had devoted his entire working life to the sport. A white guy. Maybe you know what’s coming.
In a TV interview when he’d mooted maybe retiring, he was asked why no managers/financiers in the sport were ‘people of colour’ when all the players were.
To him, with decades within the sport, it was no secret why.
His words were that “Black guys haven’t got what it takes and they will be the first to say as much. Finance and management turns them off’

Of course, his entire life’s work and career ended at that moment.
Many many people came out to defend him, all to no avail.

So we have here from the HuffPo
And what is Positive Discrimination if not a variation on Appeasement. That being a version of Positive Feedback = something guaranteed to end in disaster wherever/whenever it manifests.

What went wrong?
Why are the turkeys voting for Christmas/Thanksgiving…

Reply to  Peta of Newark
July 4, 2018 3:08 pm

I don’t remember the last time I saw a black accountant, or black bank teller, or similar. I’m sure they’re around, but they seem remarkably rare.

July 4, 2018 3:46 pm

Rich people with time on their hands. Everyone else is busy making a living. Great example of Maslow, way past esteem and spending far too much time self actualizing.

July 4, 2018 4:44 pm

African-American children, for example, die from asthma attacks at ten times the rate of their white peers,…

with no support whatsoever linking it to Climate™, or Climate Change™, or Global Warming™, or Climate Disruption™, or Environmental Weirding™, or Flavor of the Month™, or Number of Pirates In The Caribbean (or was that World Wide?), or…

Reply to  Red94ViperRT10
July 4, 2018 5:15 pm

Are you really expecting rational thought from these “Watermelons” ? LOL

Mike Bromley
July 4, 2018 8:12 pm

They’ll eat their young, given half a chance.

July 5, 2018 3:54 am

Xenophobia obscures the suffering of climate refugees

Indeed. It’s -20C, pitchdark without a modern grid, and snowing. A bus full of Syrians appears on the border claiming asylum.

I’m sure it was the climate that was the problem.

Jonathan Griggs
July 6, 2018 10:30 am

Anyone else notice that they X-ed out the words “fossil free” on their little banner?

Charlie Bates
July 6, 2018 9:33 pm

Do polar bears have white privilege?

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