British think white people most impacted by climate crisis

‘At its core, climate change is a story of racial inequality with the nations of the rich, largely white, global north creating a crisis which is causing suffering most acutely felt in the global south.’

Black British Christians are more engaged with the issue of climate breakdown than the public at large, according to a new survey which shows that a significant chunk of British people mistakenly think white people are most impacted by the emergency. The Savanta ComRes poll, commissioned by the charity Christian Aid for Black History Month, revealed that twice as many British adults think that white people across the world are the most vulnerable ethnic group to the negative impacts of climate change (thirty-one per cent) than black people (fifteen per cent). This is despite the fact that the most impacted regions are in poorer countries in the global south.

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