The changing climate has brought unprecedented environmental challenges to our doorstep. With wildfires becoming more rampant, hurricanes intensifying, and other natural disasters redefining our relationship with nature, there's a growing need for accurate, granular data to inform decision-making. Augurisk has developed an innovative visual representation to better understand the environmental risks posed across the United States.
Here's how to interpret it:
- Color Spectrum: The transition from green to red signifies the range of safety to danger. Green census blocks are relatively safer, while red ones indicate heightened risks.
- Elevation (z scale): The elevation of each census block visually amplifies the risk factor. The higher the elevation, the greater the environmental risk.
A Composite Index of Multiple Threats
The Augurisk Environmental Risk is not based on a singular threat but is a composite representation of various environmental risks. This includes:
- Snow Storms
- Hail Storms
This multifaceted approach ensures that residents, policymakers, businesses, and developers can gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges their regions face, allowing for better preparedness and more informed decision-making.