The sweeping impact of social inequities

The sweeping impact of social inequities

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Systemic inequalities such as racism and classism not only erode social justice but have broader impacts on cities’ natural environments, public health and humanity’s resilience to climate change, argues a review published in the journal Science.

Amassing more than 170 studies, the authors find that racism and other inequities are diminishing biodiversity of plants and animals and compounding the harmful impacts of urban heat islands, extreme temperatures and pollution.


Published by Cosmos.

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