We must adapt to the climate changes already upon us.
Ashland is anticipated to have more frequent and severe droughts, heat waves, and wildfires. These climate change impacts will have a tangible effect on public health and the quality of life for all residents.
- Wildfire smoke can cause serious health complications, especially for those with asthma or other respiratory conditions.
- More frequent and severe heat waves can be deadly, especially for young children, the elderly, and exposed persons such as outdoor workers.
- Drought, decreased summer stream flow and reduced snowpack will put a strain on our water supply affecting our water availability.
We can’t control when emergencies happen, but we can take the steps now to be prepared!