The “Ten States Project” and why we are focusing on climate risk for poor African-Americans.

Monica Sanders
3 min readSep 11, 2023

According to the last U.S. Census, 60% of the African-American population lives in just ten states. Those also happen to be some of the most climate-vulnerable states in the country. Of them, many are also low GDP states and have issues with access to Internet infrastructure. This means people who live there are likely to face a set of cascading risks.

“The Ten States Project” is a research initiative aimed at understanding the climate and disaster risks faced by…

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Monica Sanders

Founder, The Undivide Project (www.theundivideproject.org); Activist-Scholar; Professor@Georgetown; Senior Fellow, Tulane Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy