New Map Shows Climate Change Health Threat In Your State

Most people are aware of the negative effects climate change can have on the environment and agriculture. What many don’t realize is that climate change can have a profound impact on human health long before it becomes noticeable in the physical environment.

Children, the elderly, and communities living in poverty are the populations that are most vulnerable to climate changes.

To inform the public of the current climate change health threat in their area, the Natural Resources Defense Council recently released a series of interactive U.S. maps that provide more information on climate-health risks, actions being taken to prepare communities, and what individuals can do to reduce their impact.

Just enter your zip code to discover extreme heat vulnerability…

Air pollution vulnerability…

and drought vulnerability…

What are the climate threats in your state? Share your action plan in a comment!

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via Grist

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30 comments

Sumit jamadar
Sumit jamadar4 years ago

OBVIOUS

Dave C.
Dave C.4 years ago

awesome, everyone should look at this and realize the effects of climate change are occurring now...this isn't some 50 or 100 years from now.....then again I have always wondered how any parent can look at their child and not care about the future of our earth...our only home for life....

Berny P.
Berny p.4 years ago

We know about climate change but feww people want to do something about it like....

--having a smaller family..

--Having one car and a smaller one...

--using less gaz,electricity,water...

--Poluying by producing more garbadge...

--taking responsability for your own usage of oil in any shape ot forms...

When people will do that then we will help this planet!

Berny P.
Berny p.4 years ago

To pass member

..DONT YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO DO THEN USING THIS CARE 2 COMMENTS SITE FROR your ADVETIZING OF SEX SITE???

SHAME ON YOU!

Akin Adelakun
Akin Adelakun4 years ago

Thanks for sharing!

Sameer Tendulkar
Sameer Tendulkar4 years ago

Thanks.

Laura K.
Laura Kornak4 years ago

Great article-love the maps! Thanks for sharing this.

William Y.
William Y.4 years ago

Tell me something I don't know.

Lori Ann Hone
Lori Hone4 years ago

Good maps

Marilyn L.
Marilyn L.4 years ago

Thanks for the article. Like the maps.