By virtue of spatial designation, certain communities are more at risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing serious illness by it, this could vary from heat risk, climate risks, and other side effects from air pollution. The next pandemic could have worse effects, that will be worsened by deforestation, destruction of biodiversity, and encroachment into natural habitats. The greatest emissions come buildings, energy, and transportation. Brookline want to ban oil and gas infrastructure in new infrastructure. We also have to recognize that communities of color bear the greatest risks of health, climate change, and other health vulnerabilities.
Gaurab Basu, "The Mass. Legislature's Climate Bills Are Important. But They Wouldn't Do Enough For My Most Vulnerable Patients", contributed by Briana Leone, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 17 August 2020, accessed 29 November 2023. https://energyrights.info/content/mass-legislatures-climate-bills-are-important-they-wouldnt-do-enough-my-most-vulnerable