Responding to Growing Disasters

Feb 21, 2022 | Events, Events Front Page, Resources

These are examples of populations at higher risk of exposure to adverse climate-related health threats are shown along with adaptation measures that can help address disproportionate impacts. When considering the full range of threats from climate change as well as other environmental exposures, these groups are among the most exposed, most sensitive, and have the least individual and community resources to prepare for and respond to health threats. White text indicates the risks faced by those communities, while dark text indicates actions that can be taken to reduce those risks. (NOAA)


Presbyterian Disaster Assistance staff and two Presbyterians for Earth Care leaders will be doing a webinar on natural disasters being supersized by climate change, how PDA is responding in the USA and overseas, and ideas for working to counter climate change in our homes, churches, communities and through national legislation advocacy. 

March 3 is the day after Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten season.  Presbyterians support the One Great Hour of Sharing offering during Lent, part of this special offering supports PDA.  This webinar is a good way to see where our OGHS funds make a real difference and how we can respond to natural disasters through PDA work teams and suggestions for countering climate change daily at home and church.

“Extreme weather affected more than 14.5 million homes in the United States last year, causing an estimated $56.92 billion in property damage, according to a report released this morning by CoreLogic, a property information and analytics provider.  The findings drive home the devastating toll of disasters — including hurricanes, floods and wildfires — that are becoming more common and costly because of climate change” (“Weather disasters affected 1 in 10 homes in the country last year, report finds” Washington Post, February 17).   “Climate Change Already Causes 5 Million Extra Deaths Per Year” (U.S. News & World Report, July 8, 2021).

The webinar will include time for questions and answers.

Participants are asked to register for this webinar so we can send a follow-up note with a link to its recording posted on YouTube and related resources that can be shared with others.



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