A series of recent news articles suggests that it may no longer be safe to go outside due to climate change.
Why do the media seem intent on scaring Americans into staying home?
Everyday activities like working, commuting, and exercising should be reconsidered amid high temperatures, smokey air, and rising waters, according to leading newspapers and news networks.
There are benefits to running on the treadmill, running coaches and exercise scientists say, as record-breaking temperatures and poor air quality from the Canadian wildfires this year have made running outside risky or outright dangerous at times. https://t.co/oHKAMFfnqm
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 31, 2023
Heat, flooding and wildfire smoke have made for treacherous conditions this summer. How do you know when it’s safe to venture out? Here’s what to check. https://t.co/ysYeHdlE5y
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 20, 2023
CBS News: "Is It Safe To Work and Commute Outside? What Experts Advise as Wildfire Smoke Stifles East Coast."
NBC News: "Is It Safe To Exercise Outdoors When the Air Quality Is Poor?"
New York Times: "Is It Safe To Go for a Run in Wildfire Smoke?"
You might need to rethink those vacation plans, too.
Is it safe to go to Europe? What to know about summer wildfires. https://t.co/uaYIOJE47i
— Washington Post Travel (@WaPoTravel) July 28, 2023
It's almost like the pandemic never ended.
Is it still safe to go outside for a walk, run or jog? CNN's @drsanjaygupta provides tips for taking proper precautions and maintaining social distancing during outdoor workouts. #CNNTownHall https://t.co/eDsBVDVTjA pic.twitter.com/oBitXu1coN
— CNN (@CNN) May 1, 2020
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 27, 2020
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 22, 2020
New York Times: "‘Don’t Be Afraid of Covid,’ Trump Says, Undermining Public Health Messages"
New York Times: "Going Outside This Weekend? Don’t Freak Out."
New York Times: "Two White House Coronavirus Cases Raise Question of if Anyone Is Really Safe"
And if you're not a white cisgender man, maybe it never did.
'There is trauma related to being outdoors," the founder of an organization working to provide safe spaces for Black people to enjoy outdoor activities says.
'There's a lot of healing that we as a Black community must do." https://t.co/pGFNa6gJQO
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 26, 2023
Perspective: Police killing black people is a pandemic, too https://t.co/cZgwJDamxv
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 5, 2020
In the Southeast, heightened danger and few protections for trans people https://t.co/KrmQiex3sG
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) June 12, 2021
But is staying home really safe, either?
A team of scientists embarked on a testing tour of New York City to better understand the extent of gas stove pollution.
It’s part of a study showing how contaminants drift into living rooms and bedrooms — far beyond the stoves that created them. https://t.co/oz7D0ZtpVT
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 30, 2023