Calor Extremo: On the Frontlines of Climate Change with North Carolina Farmworkers

N C Med J. Sep-Oct 2020;81(5):311-314. doi: 10.18043/ncm.81.5.311.

Abstract

Increasingly hotter temperatures threaten the environment and pose serious risks to human health. From contending with damaged crops and loss of work due to extreme weather to working in life-threateningly hot and humid temperatures, agricultural farmworkers are on the front lines of this harsh reality.