The leftist lunacy of The Washington Post knows no bounds.
Washington Post Climate and Science reporter Sarah Kaplan wrote a climate propaganda article masquerading as news. The story was headlined: “Climate change is also a racial justice problem.” In the piece, Kaplan led readers off with the question: “What does racism mean for climate change — and vice versa?”
In the piece, she admitted that “Normally, I use this column to respond to questions from readers about climate change.” She continued: “But — amid our ongoing national reckoning with racism prompted by the unequal impacts of the covid-19 pandemic, the recent killings of African Americans at the hands of police, and 400 years of history — this was the question on my mind.”
OK, so this is an op-ed, not news. Welcome to the leftist concept of intersectionality — where every agenda item is tied to every other agenda item.
According to Kaplan, “If humanity is going to effectively tackle climate change, scientists and activists told me, it’s a question we have to answer.” She cited Penn State meteorologist Gregrory Jenkins to push an asinine talking point: “Racism is ‘inexorably’ linked to climate change, said Penn State meteorologist Gregory Jenkins, because it dictates who benefits from activities that produce planet-warming gases and who suffers most from the consequences.”
Kaplan continued to tout Jenkins’s nonsensical theory: “In a course he teaches called ‘Climate Change, Climate Justice and Front Line Communities,’ Jenkins traces this connection from slavery, which created the economic foundation for the industrial revolution, to modern-day policies that influence where people live and environmental risks to which they are exposed.” [Emphasis added.]
From the vantage point of the left, apparently, even the radical environmentalist movement was racist and sexist:
“The world of climate activism has historically been dominated by white men, said Dorceta Taylor, an environmental sociologist at the University of Michigan who studies the history of the environmental movement,” [emphasis added.]
Earlier, Kaplan pivoted off of a strange study, which she used to summarize that “black and Hispanic communities in the U.S. are exposed to far more air pollution than they produce through actions like driving and using electricity.” By contrast, Kaplan wrote that “white Americans experience better air quality than the national average, even though their activities are the source of most pollutants.” [Emphasis added.]
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