Maxine Burkett ’98 discusses climate reparations, connections between racial hierarchy and climate change

“While the disproportionate effects of the climate crisis are starting to receive due media coverage in the current moment of heightened awareness, there’s a century-long relationship between environmental degradation and racial hierarchy that also deserves deeper exploration,” Maxine Burkett ’98 told her Zoom audience on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Burkett presented a lecture sponsored by the Center for Environmental Studies and the Class of 1960 Scholars Program in Environmental Studies, entitled “First Do No Harm: Climate Migration, Reparations, and the Guarantee of Non-Repetition.”