Climate Change and Social Justice
Climate change is more than an environmental issue. Many of its consequences are social, economic and humanitarian. In the United States, though the impacts of climate change will be felt by all, it will not affect all equally. Those with the least access to resources face inexorable challenges to mitigate and adapt to climate changes. This cuts across age, race, socio-economic class and gender. Women in particular, in the U.S. and around the world, will be affected. Impacts include loss of homes and personal property, rising healthcare costs, increase in violent conflicts, and the foregone income that accompany climate change-induced disasters and instability.