Monday, August 26, 2019

Climate Migrants within the U.S. Will Need a Strong Health System

BLOG: By 2050, if we have increased Earth’s temperatures another 0.5 degree Celsius past preindustrial levels, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change anticipates, the U.S. can expect a wave of climate migrants, mostly internal, fleeing agricultural regions and coastal cities.

As we push for mitigation policies, we must turn our sights to preparation in terms of infrastructure, economy and, especially, our health systems. In the absence of meaningful federal action, states and cities have taken it upon themselves to create individualized climate plans ranging from expanding the tip of southern Manhattan to increasing canopy coverage in Los Angeles. Read More