Climate change is here. On any given week we may experience a major rainstorm with down trees, power outages and blocked roads due to flooding. Or, we battle the effects of a heatwave with extreme temps that present health risks and dangers to the environment.
Advanced planning and preparation helps us weather the effects of our changing climate.
TIPS FOR PLANNING AND PREPARATION
PREPARE FOR THE HEALTH-RELATED IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Local weather data shows that the average daily temperature is on the rise, creating a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and ticks. Rising pollen and mold also exacerbate asthma and allergies.
IT’S NOT YOUR IMAGINATION.
Our temperatures are soaring. The average annual temperature in Mercer County has increased by more than 3 degrees Fahrenheit during the past century.
RAIN RAIN, GO AWAY.
In 2018, Mercer County experienced the highest annual precipitation ever recorded; a developing trend.
THE PRINCETON CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Every $1 spent to make buildings flood, wind, and fire-resistant can save the nation $6 in future disaster costs.
The Princeton Climate Action Plan identifies multiple strategies to protect us from flooding by building the infrastructure needed to respond to climate change, and to prepare residents for the health impacts.
A BRIGHT IDEA.
Since 2004, over 120 homes, businesses, and nonprofits have installed rooftop or ground-mounted solar photovoltaic arrays in Princeton
NEW JERSEY IS #1.
With the ability to power 500,000 homes, New Jersey is ranked No. 1 in the United States for total installed solar capacity per square mile