The fire that has engulfed our nation did not begin with the murder of George Floyd, nor did it start with Breonna Taylor or Ahmaud Arbery. Instead it is a flame that has been stoked by decades and centuries of oppression and discrimination. The team at Climate One will not remain silent on this issue. Without reservation, we condemn the police violence -- and broader oppression -- that has been inflicted on the black community, and all minority communities in the United States. We grieve with all the families who have lost loved ones to the violence of racism.
Across the nation, in all aspects of life and governance, the black community has been marginalized. Climate One recognizes that the climate conversation has been no exception. While black and brown communities are affected first and worst by the pollution, severe weather, sea level rise, and economic upheaval brought on by climate change, their voices have not been heard. We share responsibility for this and we commit to being a part of the solution.
Starting today, and going forward we will amplify these suppressed voices using our newsletter, podcast and events. As an organization we will spend more time listening and learning from black voices on every issue we cover related to climate change. We will prioritize, engage with and learn from this diversity of perspectives and experiences at Climate One. Black lives matter, black voices matter.
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Greg Dalton & the Climate One team