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Climate Change Is Making Big Problems Bigger

Christopher Flavelle

May 12, 2021

New York Times - New data compiled by the E.P.A. shows how global warming is making life harder for Americans in myriad ways that threaten their health, safety and homes.

The E.P.A. data can help people make sense of the shifts they're already seeing in their daily lives, according to Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University. That's especially useful because many Americans tend to view climate change as a problem affecting other people or more remote parts of the world, she said.

“Having relevant indicators is a really important way to show people that climate is already changing, and it's changing in ways that affect you,” Dr. Hayhoe said. “It helps us connect climate change to our lived experience.”

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