The climate crisis is worsening inequality, as those who are most economically vulnerable bear the brunt of flooding, fires, and disruptions to supplies of food, water, and power. At the same time, environmental degradation and climate change are themselves byproducts of widening inequality. The political power of wealthy fossil fuel corporations has stymied action on climate change for decades.
Make no mistake: the simultaneous crisis of inequality and climate is no fluke.
Robert Reich explains the decades of deliberate choices made, and policies enacted, by ultra-wealthy and powerful corporations that have led us to this point.