Many federal agencies have released a report on the challenges of climate change !

On 7th October, reports were released by many federal agencies mention the significant challenges climate change poses to their departments, and they plan to deal with it. The U.S. is facing enormous policy challenges as Earth continues to warm. In January, the current President asked each agency to prepare in an executive order. They have to show details on how climate change will reach all corners of everyday life.

Twenty-three agencies, including Education and Transportation, Homeland Security, Defence, Agriculture, have released climate adaptation plans. Each report mentions how the federal government’s work is already being affected by climate change and what challenges the U.S. will face as climate change worsens. The report also says solutions, including investing in more resilient infrastructure, ensuring that new facilities and buildings are green, and educating employees about climate change.

According to the Agriculture Department, an increase in flood and drought, changes in temperature, more pests and disease will all affect America’s food supply. Affordable housing is increasingly at risk from extreme weather events and sea-level rise, said the Department of Housing and Urban Development. People are not only exposed to extreme heat and floodwater because of climate change but are also exposed to many diseases.

This is the 1st agency-wide report that looks at the impact of climate change. Government research on climate change stopped at the time of former President Donald Trump. The country is recovering from the hottest summer this year. In August UN released an alarming report warning that the global community has a short time in hand to cut fossil fuel emissions. Immediate actions have to be takenworldwide.

The current President Joe Biden promised to make climate change his top priority when he joined his office, but as per reports, he has not taken any immediate action till now. Asphalt roads degrade as temperatures increase, warned by the temperature department, which leads to more traffic. Extreme temperature also limits how far aircraft can travel and how much they can carry. For an extended period worsening major weather events could lead to widespread flight cancellations.

In the past few years, climate-related events like floods and wildfires have forced U.S. military bases to evacuate. Severe droughts and storms, especially in the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, could increase legal and illegal population movements across the U.S. border. Higher temperatures can change the pattern of the disease.
Each agency said the need to prioritize vulnerable populations who will be most at risk from climate change. For example, the Transportation Department included a section in its report on climate equity. The goal listed is alleviating the impacts of heat, poor air quality, vector-borne disease, and other climate change impacts when sitting and designing projects.

Next month President Baiden is expected to travel to Glasgow, Scotland, for the annual U.N. Climate Change Conference. In this world, leaders are supposed to update goals set in 2015 when the Paris climate agreement was signed. He has pledged to cut greenhouse emissions by half by 2030.

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