The U.S. is the second largest international emitter of greenhouse gases and in November 2020, the country withdrew from the Paris Agreement
. The agreement was originally signed in 2016 by global leaders to bolster the international response to climate change. Although the U.S. eventually rejoined the agreement in 2021
, extreme weather events continue to increase in frequency and disproportionately impact marginalized populations. For example, pregnant women
“exposed to high temperatures or air pollution” are more likely to experience premature birth, and Black women are especially vulnerable since they often do not have equal access to the healthcare they need.