Dec 23, 2020
Many of the states most vulnerable to climate change are also the least ready to cope with it. This is the headline from a new report, Climate Change & Health: Assessing State Preparedness, by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Trust for America’s Health.
The report assessed all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their level of readiness to protect residents from the health effects of climate change. The researchers found that while some states have made substantial preparations, others have hardly begun the process.
In December, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative launched a new interactive website, climateandhealthreport.org, to house this report and the accompanying data. The Public Health on Call podcast recently featured a conversation about it with Dr. Megan Latshaw, associate scientist at the Bloomberg School and one of the co-authors of the report. In this episode, we'll listen to their conversation.