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The report was developed by more than 100 experts from across the U.S., in case you don't believe in climate change. Climate change will negatively affect us because it will
increase exposure to being killed. Or we'll be made sick by more extreme weather (think: "Twister").
When these situations occur, there's a domino effect, where one thing leads to another, including disruption within our infrastructure. Messing with our power, water, transportation and
The coasts, where most Americans now live, are more vulnerable to flooding.
What I'm trying to say is, I'm no saint when it comes to the environment, but I also don't want to be its worst enemy.
Vector-borne diseases will be rampant. This includes mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. These assholes carry infective pathogens, such as
viruses, bacteria and protozoa. There is alarming evidence that shows the
increase in Lyme disease between 2001 and 2014—our warmest years on record.
But there's more. Much of the joys in life will also take a hit. Lakes will be at risk for increasing exposure to
water-related contaminants, which cause illness. Adios summers at the lake!
Climate change will affect our food, since rising carbon
dioxide impacts nutritional content, and warmer temperatures lead to increased food spoilage. Extreme climate events disrupt food distribution, too. Maybe now is the time to teach the kids to garden?
I'm feeling guilty, because I just bought some clothes from a cheap
online huge corporation. At least this article is making me think about it in
terms of the environment. I was only feeling guilty for spending money two
hours ago. Now I've added destruction of the globe to my list of anxieties.
What I'm trying to say is, I'm no saint when it comes to the environment, but I also don't want to be its worst enemy. I am
going to get some frozen yogurt with my 4-year-old right now and here's something I've never done before: we're bringing our own spoons.
That is probably
going to be weird. But I've got possible future grandchildren to look out for.