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Climate Change from the Streets: How Conflict and Collaboration Strengthen the Environmental Justice Movement

Michael Mendez

Abstract

Although the science of climate change is clear, policy decisions about how to respond to its effects remain contentious. Even when such decisions claim to be guided by objective knowledge, they are made and implemented through political institutions and relationships—and all the competing interests and power struggles that this implies. Michael Méndez tells a timely story of people, place, and power in the context of climate change and inequality. He explores the perspectives and influence low-income people of color bring to their advocacy work on climate change. In California, activist group ... More

Keywords: Climate change, environmental justice, California, greenhouse gas, social movements, climate change worldviews

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300232158
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300232158.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Mendez, author
University of California, Irvine