Rachel Levine, Transgender HHS Asst. Secretary, Highlights Disproportionate Impact of Climate Change on Black Communities

The politics. Assistant Health and Human Services Secretary Rachel Levin has made a bold declaration about climate chnge’s impact on the Black community, revealing that it is worse for them than for other communities.

Levine, who is a biological male and transgender, warned that climate change is having a disproportionate effect on the physical and mental health of black communities. This is a serious matter, but the idea that the climate stops changing when it reaches other racial communities is perplexing.

Levine pointed out that Black Americans are more likely than white Americans to live in areas and housing that increase their susceptibility to climate-related health issues and 65% of black Americans report feeling anxious about climate change’s impact. Despite concerns about the issue, Levine’s statements have sparked controversy and disbelief due to claims that borders among certain racial communities and their differing impact from climate change exist when the US federal government doesn’t believe there are any kinds of borders at all.

The issue of a transgender government official warning about climate change’s impact on black Americans worse than other communities has drawn a lot of attention, but it is unclear what practical actions would be taken to address this alleged issue.