Friday, June 21, 2013

NRDC: What Will Climate Change Mean to Your Community?

What Will Climate Change Mean to Your Community?

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Climate change is one of the most serious public health threats facing our nation. It will have an impact on all of us, but many people don't realize how it could affect their health and their community.

Enter your ZIP Code below to learn how your local area is vulnerable to climate change.

(Go to NRDC page  for access...)

Many of us saw firsthand what the effects of climate change look like in our communities last year, thanks to events like Superstorm Sandy and record-breaking heat. But those were by no means the only episodes of severe weather in 2012: some 3,527 monthly records for heat, rain, and snow in the U.S. were broken. And while climate change increases the risk of record-breaking extreme weather events, climate-health preparedness plans and policies have not kept pace. Climate change threatens all of us, but children, the elderly, and communities living in poverty are among the most vulnerable.

Learn about our methodology for creating this tool.

last revised 6/15/2013


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