Experts see climate change peril for South Florida’s black and Hispanic communities


Experts see climate change peril for South Florida’s black and Hispanic communities

African-American, Caribbean-American and Hispanic communities are typically located miles from South Florida beaches where climate change is most visible — but people who live in those areas are profoundly vulnerable to the effects, political leaders and climate science experts said Wednesday.
And, panelists at a Fort Lauderdale conference said, there’s a growing awareness in minority communities of the implications of climate change.

About 75 people turned out for Wednesday’s climate change conference at the Urban League of Broward County. U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat who represents most of the African-American and Caribbean-American communities in Broward and Palm Beach …

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