Human Health & Wellbeing
We know that heat-related illness is likely to increase with hotter summers, particularly for outdoor workers. People with underlying complex health conditions, the very young and the very old are also more susceptible to heat-related illness. There is also an increased potential for disease-vector insects to expand their territory into our area. Please weigh in with your ideas for policies and programs that could improve human health & wellbeing for Blacksburg residents in a changing climate.