America’s Deadly Heat Isn’t (Officially) a Major Disaster
There has been a drastic increase of heat-related mortality in the US over the last 30 years. This disproportionately exposes poorer, nonwhite people, and the elderly. The emergence of extreme heat as a climate hazard shows the need for more nuanced cost-benefit metrics, social vulnerability analyses, and federal guidelines to ensure disaster response and preparedness funds are available to local jurisdictions. Learn more about this situation from this article: America’s Deadly Heat Isn’t (Officially) a Major Disaster | The New Republic by Kate Aronoff, The New Republic.