Global warming is a public health threat. As global temperatures rise, so do heat-related deaths and diseases. In addition to increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events, unchecked global warming pollution will also lead to increases in the intensity and range of transmission of vector-borne and infectious diseases. Furthermore, global warming pollution will also contribute to more cases of respiratory and cardiovascular disease associated with increased air pollution and higher ambient temperatures.
- Advocate for meaningful global warming legislation.
- Protect EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
- Make the Mid-Atlantic Region as close to carbon-neutral as possible
- Support economic growth by promoting technologies and policies that reduce greenhouse gases
- Help each state in the Mid-Atlantic Region to develop programs to address global warming’s direct impact on the region
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