Drawing upon recent research, the Natural Resource Defences Council (NRCD) just launched a new site showing state-level current public health impacts as a result of climate change and predicted future results.
This site has an interactive map on extreme heat events, flooding incidents, drought, exacerbated ozone pollution (which causes respiratory and cardiac illnesses), ragweed pollution (which increases asthma), and infectious disease outbreaks (e.g. West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and Dengue fever) as well as steps you can take to protect your family from these threats. Information about state plans that are being implemented and links with more information about the threats are given.
To see the new site, click here.
Source: NDRC Blog
Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. firstname.lastname@example.org