A Quick Research Guide: Climate Change, Race, and COVID

This guide was prepared by Julienne Grant, Loyola University Chicago Law Library, August 2020, jgrant6@luc.edu. This research guide was prepared in conjunction with a lecture on the same topic, presented by Loyola Chicago’s Morris I. Liebman Professor Here of Law, Carmen G. Gonzalez, on August 3, 2020. 

Webinar (Public Access)

This Webcast was held on August 10, 2020, on the topic of “Race & the Environment.” It was hosted by  Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law, https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/08/04/race-the environment/. 

Selected Materials (Public Access)

Editorial. “Strands of Injustice.” 4 Lancet Planetary Health (July 2020),https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7363413/pdf/main.pdf.  
Gardiner, Beth.

Gonzalez, Carmen G. “Racial Capitalism, Climate Justice, and Climate Displacement” (January 14, 2020).  Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Symposium on Climate Justice in the Anthropocene, 2020-2021 Forthcoming,  available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3626490

Thompson, Claire Elise. “Why Racial Justice Is Climate Justice.” GRIST (June 4, 2020),  https://grist.org/fix/combatting-climate-change-covid-19-and-systemic-injustice-on-the-same-front/

For a continually updated list of materials on the topic of “Climate Justice and Racial Justice,” see  https://www.pacificrisa.org/2020/06/02/climate-and-racial-justice-resources/.