Climate change is already causing a large increase in tick-borne diseases among Americans, and scientists expect these and other maladies such as plague to keep getting worse over the decades to come as the planet warms. An article in The Revelator describing our current situation and projections points out that in Maine exploding populations of ticks have already caused cases of some diseases to multiply 30 times.
The interactive map above lets you look at projections of ten key diseases expected to worsen over time on a county-by-county basis. The darker the color, the worse the disease risk. Read More