Equity statement

Climate change is an engine of inequity. Around the world, socially and economically disadvantaged groups that have barely contributed to the problem often face its gravest threats and impacts.

In turn, these impacts magnify the inequalities that precede them, as the most-affected populations commonly have the fewest resources to prepare, respond, or recover. In the United States, historically marginalized groups at special risk include Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities.

Climate Central regularly highlights the fundamental inequities of climate change. We reaffirm our commitment to investigate and publicize the unequal burdens of climate change, and to increase our efforts in this area. We also reaffirm our commitment to engage with affected communities in developing and disseminating our materials, and to increase our efforts to feature experts from diverse backgrounds.

As a communications organization, we believe that our work is strengthened by representation from the audiences and communities we strive to serve. We therefore are committed to increasing the diversity of our board and our staff, and to fostering an equitable, inclusive and welcoming work environment that enables all staff to do their best work regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or any other fundamental personal attribute.

Equity-related tools

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Coastal Risk Screening Tool

Explore how coastal flooding puts America's already scarce affordable housing at risk.

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Risk Finder

Risk Finder provides projections, analysis, comparisons, and downloadable data and local reports about coastal flood and sea level threats to people, property and infrastructure - for cities, counties, states, ZIPs, and more.