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Picturing Climate Change in Your County

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Posted on Aug 5, 2011
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The National Resources Defense Council has given us a view from above on extreme temperature, smog and allergen pollution, drought and flood vulnerability in the United States for select periods over the last two decades.

The council’s interactive maps provide a way to search for trends in your own community. Maybe this will generate some constituent telephone calls and emails to a U.S. Congress that remains uninterested in legislating against the economic and industrial practices that cause climate change.—ARK

National Resources Defense Council:

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. Click on a state on the map for more information on climate-health threats, actions being taken to prepare communities, and what you can do.

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By Inherit The Wind, August 7, 2011 at 5:43 am Link to this comment

I figure when the icecaps melt and the oceans rise I’ll find that I’m not sitting on a hill but on valuable beach front!

(J/K)

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