Libraries empowering communities to deal with Climate Crisis
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Librarians have a unique role in addressing the climate crisis. The Latino community is especially vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. According to a recent poll, 50 percent of Latinos and 46 percent of Asian-Americans “personally worry a great deal about global warming,” compared with 27 percent of whites." We’ll review the science of climate change, the specific impacts to the environments where Latinos live and work, and the extent to which Latinos are included in ongoing policy discussions, both local and international. Library activities for engaging Latino communities, including youth, in awareness-building, hands-on projects, and community planning.