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  • Environmental Justice


  • Critical Thinking

Regional Focus

  • South and Central America
  • United States

Monster Hurricanes & Climate Injustice

Author: Dan Castrigano
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts
Resource Type:
  • Podcast, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
  • This podcast discusses the inequity of who is affected most by climate disasters and who has contributed most to the climate crisis.
  • This podcast is focused on Central America and the United States and on the environmental injustices that currently exist.
  • Here is the script for this podcast.
Teaching Tips


  • This podcast provides a number of topics that could be explored further in class discussions.

Additional Prerequisites

  • This is Episode 51 of SustainabiliGuy.
  • It would be beneficial for you to review the content ahead of time so that you can be prepared to discuss all of the topics with students.


  • This resource could have cross-curricular connections with history, ethics, and science.
Scientist Notes

This resource is valid and recommended for teaching.

  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Speaking & Listening
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.3 Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.


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