Intersection

It’s Not Forest Management, It’s the Reality of Living in a Warmer World

As the West Coast erupts into an ever-increasing inferno of devastating wildfires, we bear witness to the realities of living in, and with, the climate crisis. This is only a glimpse into what the future will increasingly look like, which...

Hurricane Isaias brings destruction to the East Coast — a glimpse at what the future could look like

The Conforti brothers, owners of a small restaurant in West Caldwell, New Jersey, were doing everything they could to re-open their business safely amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They emptied their savings to turn their parking lot into outdoor dining,...

Heat Waves: A Climate Justice and Public Health Issue

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to take thousands of American lives, its effects are being worsened by a “heat dome” sitting over the continental U.S. As reported by the Washington Post, much of the U.S. experienced abnormally high temperatures throughout...

The Climate Crisis will Worsen Flood Impacts, and Increase U.S. Racial Disparities

The impacts of the climate crisis are most dramatically felt through changes in water – changes that severely affect humans, societies, and the environment. The climate crisis is fundamentally altering our water cycles, increasing the frequency of storms and floods....

The Racist Placement of Power Plants in Pennsylvania: A Mechanism Used to Further Harm Communities of Color

Pollution from power plants significantly affects the health and livelihoods of residents living in close proximity to them. Power plants are proven to have a direct correlation to mortality rates in these communities because their emissions reduce air quality in...

How systemic racism determines health outcomes for Black Americans

We are living in a broken system that unfairly targets black Americans in every possible way.  Over the past few weeks, protests have exploded across our country demanding racial justice and the dismantling of the systems that have oppressed Black people...