This, by Vann Newkirk II, is so important—and gives a name to a phenomenon that is already shaping so many people's lives: "The Heat Gap" is already here.
"In the coming century, when wealth inequality will likely increase and the spaces where humans can live comfortably will shrink, the heat gap between rich and poor might be the world’s most daunting challenge." Read Vann
11/ Read Vann Newkirk II on how the heat crisis is here. From Cambodia to Florida, an unnoticed epidemic of kidney failure is afflicting people who work outside. It is the defining human-rights crisis of our time
It should be obvious that *heat* is the defining issue of climate change, but somehow we overlook it. Vann Newkirk turned his eagle eye onto the inequality it will engender: "The heat gap between rich and poor might be the world’s most daunting challenge."
The world is getting hotter, and the divide between rich and poor is getting bigger. This report in on inequalities in exposure to excessive heat by Vann R Newkirk II is remarkable.
The heat gap #unnaturalworld And it's not just the heat, it's the humidity
Heat is the human-rights issue of the 21st century via
#ClimateChange Is The Human Rights Issue Of The 21st Century The world is getting hotter, & the divide between rich & poor is getting bigger via
#ClimateChange Is The Human Rights Issue Of The 21st Century The world is getting hotter, & the divide between rich & poor is getting bigger via