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Climate Change and Colonialism Panelists Describe the Aftereffects of Recent Disasters

Another effect colonialism has on climate change is environmental racism. This was evident during the fires that took place in Santa Rosa, Ca. “I live in Santa Rosa and work as a youth organizer. We had ... fifty mile per hour winds,” Vasquez said, “That would create tornadoes and fires. Text messages to evacuate people were all in English when not everyone that lives there speaks English. This is an example of environmental racism.”