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Air pollution hitting deprived and POC communities hardest

Air pollution hitting deprived and POC communities hardest

Climate, Environment, extinction rebellion, Extinction Rebellion, Health, London, London Mayor, Politics, protest, Science, Transport, UK news, urban
Air pollution burdens low income and communities of colour resulting in major health risks.  Source: Unsplash The British Heart Foundation found that 15 million Brits are exposed to toxic air. The majority of which are people of colour and those within deprived communities; a report conducted by Natural England in 2019 revealed Britons who are POC were exposed to particulate matter pollution rates at 19-29% higher than White Britons.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt2OIcQ-7y8 Environmental racism is a form of systematic racism where communities of colour are disproportionately burdened with health hazards through policies and practices that force them to reside near or around polluted areas. Environmental Justice is not simply highlighting the discrepancies b...
Cranbourn Street restores order at the lunchtime

Cranbourn Street restores order at the lunchtime

Environment, extinction rebellion
Today morning a blocking traffic action was going on the central London and Manchester. It was a series of Extinction Rebellion protest in this quarter. In London, near the Leicester tube hub station, 25 climate change demonstrators sat in the middle of Cranbourn Street. As Oliver, one of the members of the demonstration, described: " very early this morning, we glued a lot of concrete-block on the road, I think. A lot of people glued themselves on the block and they dropped the road with this truck you can see here with the ban says, AIR POLLUTION KILLS 25 LONDONERS EACH DAY. The focus of this action was to raise awareness of the dangerous level of air pollution in many streets of central London.” The protestors who wore gas masks and adorned hi-vis suits would like the gover