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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