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Climate Change Disasters and Disability Rights

The article, "Climate change disasters are a disability rights issue. Here's why." talks about how individuals with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.  Professor Michael Stein, director of the Harvard Law School project of disability explains, "Climate change is directly and disproportionately threatening the right to health of people with disabilities due to higher ambient temperatures, elevated air pollutants and increasing  exposure to extreme weather events including heat waves, floods, hurricanes and wildfires."  The article talks about common issues individuals with disabilities face during climate crisis events and the changes that are needed.