It all started when...
I became unemployed. I played an important role at my previous job. No one else was reporting on race, the environment and climate change daily. No one. People would report on it every now and then, but no one was devoted exclusively to covering environmental and climate justice on a daily basis.
Again, I played an important role.
So I decided: Why not do it for myself? People still need to stay up to date on how the various happenings of the day impact people of color. Every climate and environmental policy disproportionately impacts people of color and low-income communities. Every single one of them. This is a fact, not some snowflake, liberal opinion. Science still exists, man. (Even if the president likes to ignore it.)
Anyway, this is where La Calentura comes in. It translates to The Fever in Spanish but, more broadly, The Heat. Temperatures are rising—and they don't appear to be slowing down. We need to know how these rising temperatures, irresponsible government policies, natural disasters, public infrastructure and a whole load of other shit are impacting our fellow people of color.
I'm talking about Latinxs, Black Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Muslim Americans, Palestinian Americans, Arab Americans, Caribbean Americans, Desis. All the Americans who don't get enough coverage in the whitewashed news that dominates the airwaves these days.
I'll try to write a post a day on something major that went down or on something I read that you all need to read. Or on anything, really, that relates to the intersection of race, the environment and climate change. Then, every #FuegoFriday, I'll compile the week's news together to give you a quick digest of the shit storm that is environmental news.
Welcome to La Calentura.
- Aug 25, 2017 #FuegoFriday: Hurricane Harvey, The Amazon + Safe Drinking Water Aug 25, 2017
- Sep 1, 2017 #FuegoFriday: Rescue Calls, Heatwaves + Native Solar Plants Sep 1, 2017
- Sep 8, 2017 #FuegoFriday: EPA Environmental Justice Office, #StopETP + Flint Sep 8, 2017
- Sep 15, 2017 #FuegoFriday: Harvey Cleanup, East Chicago Pipe Replacement + Queen Bey Sep 15, 2017
- Sep 22, 2017 #FuegoFriday: Pipeline Battles, Paris Agreement + Hurricane Maria Sep 22, 2017
- Sep 13, 2017 The Indigenous Will Save the Amazon Sep 13, 2017
Dakota Access Pipeline
- Aug 23, 2017 The Pipeline Drama Drags On Aug 23, 2017
Flint Water Crisis
- Aug 22, 2017 When Will Black and Brown Communities Gain Access to Clean Water? Aug 22, 2017
- Aug 24, 2017 Yo, Rats Are Making a Mean Comeback—Thank Climate Change Aug 24, 2017
- Aug 28, 2017 3 Must-Reads to Better Understand Hurricane Harvey Aug 28, 2017
- Aug 30, 2017 5 Reasons Natural Disasters Really Screw Over People of Color Aug 30, 2017
- Aug 31, 2017 Flint Church Gives Back to Houston Following Disaster Aug 31, 2017
- Sep 5, 2017 Irma Triggers Traumatizing Memories for U.S. South Sep 5, 2017
- Sep 6, 2017 Disaster After Disaster By the Numbers Sep 6, 2017
- Sep 11, 2017 So What's the Deal With These Hurricanes? Sep 11, 2017
- Sep 12, 2017 Florida Keys Face 'Humanitarian Crisis' Amid Existing Poverty Sep 12, 2017
- Sep 26, 2017 In the Caribbean, The Latest Climate Refugees Sep 26, 2017