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New Maps from NRDC Show How Warming Will Affect Your Health #maps #climate #health via @jaymiheimbuch

New Maps from NRDC Show How Warming Will Affect Your Health #maps #climate #health via @jaymiheimbuch

Curious about how changing global temperatures will affect your area? The NRDC has released new maps that show how a shift in climate may impact health, from allergies to outbreaks of Dengue fever. NRDC writes , "Climate change is one of the most serious public health threats facing the nation, but few people are aware of how it can affect them. Children, the elderly, and communities living in poverty are among the most vulnerable." You can zoom in to your specific area to see exactly what threats exist locally. Along with the maps is information about what to do in response to climate-caused health threats. The NRDC bases the map on analysis of data gathered from the EPA, the US Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other resources. The group found that, "[P]eople with asthma, allergies, and other respiratory diseases face the most seri...

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