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History at a glance

  • Extreme weather events, like severe flooding due to heavy rains affecting larger areas of United States

  • BUT new the survey showed that 78 percent of people respondents experienced severe weather event in in last five years.

  • Respondents report on the state of health and financial problems as well as property damage like result.

Extreme weather events, like heavy rains, forest fires and heat waves are happening more as well as more often, in part due to climate change. This week, millions of people in West and South become hit on heat wave. While many people around world seen the effects of Natural disasters year after year, people in The US is increasingly experiencing these types of events also. BUT new poll shows that most of households in The United States has been hit by extreme weather events that led to health and financial problems for a little.

AT new interview results and a report published today by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard Chan School. of Public Health, 78 percent of Adults in The US says it has been hit by extreme weather events in in past five years.

For US households who participated in interview who say they have been personally affected by extreme weather events, some report serious health problems (24 percent) or financial problems (17 percent). Fourteen percent of say they had to evacuate from their homes and 14 percent say they suffered damage home or property.

The survey was conducted earlier year from March 31 to May 5 by landline phone, mobile phone and online. A total of 2,646 American adults were interviewed, including people from various race ethnic groups and people who May live in more rural areas.

“Clashing with extremes weather had a significant impact on millions of americans, who were serious property injury, health and financial effects,” says Robert J. Blendon, co-director of poll and Richard L. Menschel professor of Public Health and Professor of Distinguished Fellow in Health Policy and Political Analysis at Harvard T. H. Chan School of healthcare in Press release. “Experiencing these weather natural disasters have real influence on in public support for training policy against future weather natural disasters and, to a lesser extent, support for policies to limit climate change by reducing carbon emissions”.

Groups who make a survey also asked respondents about climate change. Climate change is inextricably linked to the severity and frequency of extreme weather events. According to the survey, people who have experienced these events in in past five years more one can say that climate change is a crisis (77 percent) or major problem compared with people who have not personally experienced a natural disaster (46 percent).

Wide, 65 percent of in public thinks government should do more to limit climate change, the report says. However, the results of the survey indicate that people who have a direct experience with extreme weather are more most likely to think more action is needed. In particular, 64 percent of people who experienced extreme weather events said there should to be “more state and federal regulation to make the power grid in [their] area more resistant to extreme weathereven if it raises electricity prices.” Per people who I haven’t come across these types. of events47 percent agreed with statement.

just the same 63 percent agree with statement that “the state government spending increases to better prepare their state for future weather natural disasters, even if it requires you to pay higher taxes.”

The impacts are largely felt and will continue to be felt by communities. of color and marginalization people. Interview found what 51 percent of Native Americans, 31 percent of Adult Hispanics, 30 years old percent of Asian adults, 29 percent of Black adults and 18 percent of white adults who experienced extreme weather in in last five years they said that their households faced serious health problems how result.

” research is clear that communities dominated by home to people of color, those with low income or in rural areas feel harmed of extreme weather and climate change first and the worst” says Alonzo Plow, Chief Scientist and Vice President of Research, evaluation and teaching at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Press release. “This poll shows it’s clear that people of colors feel these influences earlier and significantly more likely to see climate change as a health threat of their families.”

Published on June 21, 2022


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Tyler Hromadka
Tyler is working as the Author at World Weekly News. He has a love for writing and have been writing for a few years now as a free-lancer.

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