Index shows impact of climate change on children

Tampa Bay Times

September 18, 2021

The extreme weather impacting America this summer has been frightening. From the forest fires and water shortages in the West, to the intensified hurricanes and catastrophic flooding the East, the whole country is suffering. According to the Washington Post, nearly one in three Americans experienced a weather disaster during the summer of 2021, up from one in 10 during the same period five years ago. These extreme weather events are precisely what the world’s scientists monitoring global warming have warned us about for decades. No one should be surprised by the ferocity and damage climate change has created. We were all warned. Globally, the last six years have been the hottest on record. If current trends continue, what environment will our children and grandchildren inherit?