CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY

Eliminate ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM| OPPOSE FRACKING 

As a scientist, Nina believes in an evidence-based approach to solving all problems, and the evidence clearly points towards a climate crisis- one that disproportionately harms communities of color. We have seen in Flint, MI and South Philadelphia the alarmingly disproportionate impact of environmental disasters on marginalized communities. The impacts of environmental racism will only worsen if we don’t aggressively approach climate change- which is why Nina supports the Green New Deal.

Nina opposes the process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” and sees that beyond the issues of carbon or habitat, environmentally unfriendly practices can even alter our geology. The rise in earthquakes in places without fault lines, like Ohio, offer worrying examples of the ways the planet has been negatively altered by human activity.