23 federal agencies examine how climate change will disrupt all aspects of life

Biden administration issues disturbing reports on the challenges of climate change

Reports from 23 federal agencies examine how climate change will disrupt nearly all aspects of life, including more traffic and disease.

Nearly twenty federal agencies released reports Thursday outlining the major threats climate change poses to their administrations and how they plan to respond, highlighting the enormous political challenges the United States faces as the earth becomes warm.

Twenty-three agencies have released plans for climate adaptation, including Agriculture, Defense, Homeland Security, Education, and Transportation. Each report provides candid descriptions of how climate change is already affecting the functioning of the federal government and the threats the country faces as climate change worsens.

According to the Department of Agriculture, temperature changes, increases in floods and droughts, and more pests and diseases will affect America's food supply. At the same time, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has warned that affordable housing is "increasingly vulnerable to both extreme weather and sea rise."

The exposure to certain infections also increases as the life cycles of ticks and mosquitoes change. They added that severe weather disasters contribute to anxiety, depression, and other mental health effects.

The United States is recovering from its hottest summer on record this year. In August, the United Nations released a disturbing report warning that the global community has a concise time frame to reduce fossil fuel emissions or face catastrophic consequences drastically.

Biden promised to make climate change a top priority, but some Democrats and activists say he has not responded quickly enough. As Biden negotiates with congressional lawmakers on infrastructure and social spending bills, advocates have expressed concern that climate initiatives could cut from final plans altogether.

In its report, the Department of Education said that more than one million students in California alone were affected by school closures due to wildfires during the 2018-19 school year. Following Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico, students lost an average of 78 days. From school. A flood in West Virginia in 2016 cost $130 million in damages to nearby schools, and more than 6,300 schools nationwide serve 4 million students in the floodplains.

The Transportation Department warned of the deterioration of asphalt roads with rising temperatures, which leads to an increase in traffic. Higher temperatures also limit the distance an aircraft can travel and how much it can carry. Exacerbation of significant weather events could lead to widespread flight cancellations for "extended periods."


The House Committee said Trump misled the finances of hotels in the capital.

In the introduction to his agency's report, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin wrote that climate change is a "destabilizing force" and that only in the past few years have climate-related events, including wildfires and floods, forced the United States to evacuate military bases.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, droughts and severe storms, particularly in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, can "increase population movements, both legal and illegal, across U.S. borders." The report warns that higher temperatures can alter disease patterns, putting public health and plant and animal health at greater risk of disease.

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