The Racially Segregated US Coastline

The Decolonial Atlas

Go to any beach town in the United States, and you notice a disturbing trend. While the town itself might be racially diverse, the actual waterfront property is almost exclusively occupied by white people. Using race and population data from the 2010 census mapped by National Geographic, we were able to spot this rampant form of racial segregation throughout the country from rural coastal communities to tourist towns to major cities. In each location, people of color have been systematically excluded from living on the shore. What’s more startling though is that there are often large communities of color just a little further inland, where many are presumably low-wage service workers whose labor makes the affluent lives of the coastal white people possible.

It wasn’t long ago that most coastal real estate was considered unattractive (too buggy and humid) to white folks, allowing minority cultures like that of the…

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Can The Earth Be Saved?

Can Earth be saved? | Global Warming | Al Jazeera

Can Earth be saved 

 Report after report have been warning about the dangers of climate change – and that it is happening right now.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has put the minds of more than 100 scientists together.

What they are saying is alarming: Not only are rising temperatures threatening the planet, but so are the world’s eating habits.

The way food is farmed is drastically degrading the Earth’s land, and scientists predict that is making global warming worse and will lead to food shortages.

So, how will governments respond to this warning?

Presenter: Mohamed Jamjoom 


Simon Lewis – Professor of global change science at University College London

Patrick Holden – CEO of Sustainable Food Trust

Jan Kowalzig – Senior climate policy adviser at Oxfam Germany