55% of Latinos in the U.S. live in 3 states already experiencing serious effects linked to climate change: historic drought in California, record-setting heat in Texas, and increased flooding in Florida. Throughout the country, climate change puts the Latino community at great risk in a number of ways.
Hotter, drier temperatures will increase the frequency of days with unhealthy levels of smog—an air pollutant than can cause asthma attacks and other breathing problems, increasing health risks for the 14% of Latino children that have ever been diagnosed with asthma. Meanwhile, people who work outdoors—like the many Latinos who make up roughly 1 in 4 workers in both the construction and crop producing agriculture industries—are more vulnerable to heat-related illness like heat stroke and dehydration.
Take Action: Urge your Senators to support actions that tackle the climate problem.
I support strong limits on carbon pollution from America's existing power plants
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