Climate change can feel like an amorphous threat — with the greatest dangers lingering ominously in the future and the solutions frustratingly out of reach. Perhaps focusing on today’s real harms could help us figure out how to start dealing with climate change. Here’s one way to do that: by looking at the most significant climate threat unfolding in one’s own backyard. Every single county has some sort of climate threat that’s either emerged and is doing some damage right now or is going to emerge.
By Stuart A. Thompson and Yaryna Serkez. New York Times. September 18, 2020.