Insights from Inside San Quentin Prison on Extreme Climate Vulnerability

Juan Moreno Haines writes from inside San Quentin Prison in on the impacts of climate change on the incarcerated; an extremely vulnerable population that often goes unrecognized. Faced with high population density, overcrowded conditions and aging and poorly designed housing units, prison inmates in California face intensifying impacts from climate hazards related to heat, smoke, cold and drought, as well as the impacts of COVID-19.  Juan is working through a program called The Green Life to develop solutions to confront climate change.