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Natural gas vented and flared in the U.S. between 2000-2018 (million cubic feet).
Unequal Health Vulnerability in a Heatwave
Certain populations are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and disproportionately experience health harms from it widening existing health disparities. This graphic shows how four people in an urban area are impacted by a heatwave, which are becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change, to highlight examples of vulnerability and adaptation.
Potential full-time equivalent work (12 hours per day, 365 days per year) lost.
Map of annual million potential person hours lost per cell based on % service sector working at 200W, % of industry sector working at 300W and % agricultural sector working at 400W with 3 million hours per cell-year, assuming all work in direct sun.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by sector in the U.S. from 2005 – 2018e
2018e is an estimated 2018 value. Energy CO2 estimates included in these economy-wide GHG numbers are calculated using EIA, rather then EPA
methodology, and thus include transportation fuels for interntational travel and a number of other minor differences.
Number of Days Reaching Air Quality Index (AQI) Levels Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups in Multiple Cities in 2016 and 2017 for PM2.5
The EPA’s Air Quality Index (AQI) assess air quality on a yardstick that runs from 0 to 500, where higher
numbers indicate greater levels of air pollution. For PM2.5, the AQI has set a goal level of 100 or below. When levels become 101-150, it is felt to be unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as children, the elderly, and those with respiratory diseases. Any level above 151 is felt to be unhealthy for all individuals.