Mobilizing GIS to Boost Climate Resilience

June 30, 2015

How understanding the geography of climate change protects your health

From droughts and tsunamis to heat waves and earthquakes, extreme weather and geologic events caused by climate change jeopardize the world’s infrastructure and resources. Will your health be next?

The health risks associated with climate change are already evident. For example, over the past three decades, the percentage of Americans with asthma has more than doubled. Understanding the geography of climate change is critical to mitigating detrimental health effects and creating a vibrant and sustainable future.

Esri is committed to helping communities work smarter to become more livable and, as a result, more resilient to climate change. That’s why Esri supports the White House Climate Data Initiative. By unleashing the power of GIS to build more resilient communities, people can better analyze and visualize data to understand and reduce these impacts.

Hear from Esri’s health and human services experts why America must take action now to protect generations to come–and how you can help:

Esri chief medical officer Dr. Este Geraghty weighs in on how GIS can increase climate resilience:

Esri health and human services specialist Angelica Baltazar details GIS solutions for protecting vulnerable populations from climate change:

Visit esri.com/resilientcommunities to learn more about Esri’s efforts to enhance climate resilience, including the launch of the Esri Human Health and Climate Change App Challenge.

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