The environment and equity: Children, poor will suffer more | Guest View
CDC: “Children are the least responsible for climate change, yet they will bear the greatest burden of its impact”
Last updated 4/27/2022 at 11:59am
Who will face the biggest continuing impact of environmental decline? We are all affected, but it is clear that children and the poor bear the brunt of dramatic ecological change.
According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, “Children are the least responsible for climate change, yet they will bear the greatest burden of its impact.”
As environmental crises intensify over the next century, our kids and grandkids will be left to suffer the effects of our current behavior.
This is like having to pay off the debts of a gambling-addicted relative – all the pain and none of the plea...