Climate Change is Racist is part of a wave of interest in the intersection of climate and race. Among my personal favourites are Vanessa Nakate’s A Bigger Picture and Consumed, by Aja Barber, and I’m looking forward to Leah Thomas’ The Intersectional Environmentalist in 2022.
Here are some recommended reads on climate and race, from book length to feature length. Visit Earthbound Books for a full list of books that I drew on in Climate Change is Racist.
Please add your own recommendations in the comments!
- Greenpeace asks ‘Is climate change racist?‘
- David Lammy MP on climate and race for TED
- Climate and racial justice on No place like home
- The stages of black climate grief on A Matter of Degrees
- Environmental justice on Warm Regards
- Climate reparations on Hot Take
- BLM on How to Save a Planet
- Leon Sealey Huggins on Utopia Dispatch
Reports and briefings
- Racism and Climate (In)Justice – Olumide Abimbola, Joshua Kwesi Aikins, Tselane Makhesi-Wilkinson and Erin Roberts
- Climate change as climate debt – Cynthia Moe-Lobeda
- Mary Annaise Heglar’s Green Voices of Colour twitter list.
- Climate Reframe – amplifying BAME voices in UK environmentalism
- The climate crisis is racist – Eric Holthaus
- What racism really is – OluTimehin Adegbeye
- Stop ‘all lives mattering’ the climate crisis – Mary Annaise Heglar
- Interview with Asad Rehman
- Climate change is a race issue – The Guardian
- Climate change and Black Lives Matter – Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
- Emily Atkin on the climate movement’s silence
- Climate change is a civil rights issue – Rev Gerald Durley
- The deep links between climate and racism – Beth Gardiner
- Stories of Black enviromentalists
- Naomi Klein on BLM
- Climate is a Black issue – Heather McTeer Toney
- Defining antiracism – Ibram X Kendi