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.


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.