Myrtle Beach Main Panel, Part 5 - Omar Muhammad | Sea Change

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Omar Muhammad, of the Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities joins to discuss environmental justice. Disproportionate communities are extremely impacted by climate change, due to flooding, hurricanes, and rising temperatures. Climate justice is crucial for communities which live along the coast, low income communities, communities with language barriers, and helps them bounce back after natural disasters. Environmental justice means that these communities are treated fairly, and engaged in a meaningful way. Other people who benefit from environmental justice are those who suffer from health issues due to climate change.  Muhammad also stresses that education in these communities is crucial, so that people can fully understand what climate change is, and its effects on peoples’ lives.