Children of the Future on Air Pollution (Interactive Map)

BY ON September 20, 2018

United States Map - will air pollution change where you live by 2100?

Our atmosphere is getting warmer and our weather is getting more extreme. Although earth’s climate has experienced natural cycles of warming and cooling over millions of years, the global warming of today is caused by human activity and is altering the atmosphere in ways never before seen by human beings.

Rising temperatures, extreme weather, disruptions to the food supply, increases smog and particle pollution – these symptoms of our climate chaos contribute to asthma attacks, heart attacks, heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, premature death, emergency room visits, hospital admissions, low birth weight, premature birth, diabetes, pneumonia, and even autism.

If we do not curb air pollution our children and grandchildren will suffer because their lungs are still developing—and they tend to be more active outdoors, even when smog levels are high.

This interactive map created by Dipika Kadaba for the Revelator shows where air pollution is projected to increase, county by county, thanks to climate change by 2100.

Interactive Map: Air Pollution in 2100






TOPICS: Air Pollution, Climate Change