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Climate Change and Environmental Justice

Adapting to Changes that We Cannot Prevent

By Samuel Tobias Steinmetz

While policymakers debate the best responses to climate change and seek to forge legislative consensus, the effects of climate change are already being felt. Among the first to be affected are low-income communities that have long been disproportionately burdened by environmental problems. Devising methods of adaptation in these communities now, before the most catastrophic effects occur, will avoid higher costs and greater risks.

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