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Author

Rutgers Climate Institute

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Civics, Geography, Health

Resource Type

  • Videos, 3 minutes, 12 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey

Format

YouTube Video

Health and Medical Lifelines Flood Exposure Analysis

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Synopsis
  • This video presents an analysis of the flood risk for hospitals, EMS stations, nursing homes, and other healthcare "lifelines" in New Jersey, which was completed by Tracy Glova, a graduate student at Rutgers University. 
  • The analysis uncovered hundreds of health and medical "lifelines" that are currently in flood zones, which will affect the state's ability to respond effectively during a disaster.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This video shows how climate change research can be used to mitigate future effects by influencing public policy and city planning.
  • Students in New Jersey are probably unaware of this issue facing their state.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The analysis in this video only includes New Jersey.
  • Students should already be familiar with flooding and its connections to climate change.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
This video presents a research work conducted by Tracy Glova, a graduate student from Rutgers University on mapping the impact of climate change on medical facilities and lifelines. Using 100-year and 500-year floodplain projections, the study is important to mitigate current and future flood risk on medical facilities and to build climate resilience on the health outcomes of vulnerable communities. This is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-2. Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
  • Social Studies
    • Political Science
      • SS.PS3.d.m Analyze how governments address and solve problems through the public policy process.
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