Extinction Rebellion Houston cares for our city and recognizes that COVID-19, like the climate crisis, disproportionately affects low income families, frontline communities, and people of color. It's time for a just transition to a livable future that prioritizes the health and safety of people, not polluters.
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is there a connection between the climate crisis and pandemics?
The research is clear: climate change multiples the threats of infectious diseases. Top contributors to the climate crisis - such as air pollution - directly impact health and cause death (1 in 10 deaths is caused by air pollution!) and prove to significantly increase likelihood of sickness and death from COVID19. The increasing number and intensity of natural disasters adversely impacts infrastructure and supply chains vital for effective response to pandemics. The climate is changing. Why aren't we?
Polluted US areas are among worst-hit by coronavirus – putting people of color even more at risk.
Why don't we treat climate change like an infectious disease?
Cancer Alley has some of the highest coronavirus death rates in the country.
Coronavirus, climate change, and the environment: A conversation on COVID-19 with the director of Harvard University's Center of Climate, Health and the Global Environment.