Green Valley, New Jersey—where the largest city is a suburb of Manhattan—is home to a population of more than 1.8 million people.
But the Green Valley is also home to the largest number of deaths of all the United States, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
The city’s death rate is the highest of any U.S. city.
And that’s not just a local problem: the city is also the site of the world’s most notorious environmental disaster, the 1984 oil spill.
“Green Valley is a place of so many things that are not really connected,” says Mark Siegel, a professor of environmental studies at the University of New Mexico.
“I think of it as a great place to live and a great city to live.”
That place also happens to be the epicenter of one of the most dangerous and costly climate disasters in history.
The Great Lakes have been a major source of global warming since the industrial revolution.
The lake system, the primary means by which carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are pumped into the atmosphere, has changed dramatically over the last half-century.
Today, the lakes are covered in plastic, algae, and other debris.
Some have even become toxic to humans.
In recent decades, the Great Lakes—now known as the Great Plains—have been a magnet for oil and gas drilling, as well as for the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef, which sits in the middle of the lake system.
In a city of 1.5 million people, there are approximately 3,000 wells operating in the area, and as many as 6,000 of those wells are known to be leaking oil.
In 2012, more than 200 people died when a pipeline ruptured at a New Jersey storage facility for oil that was being shipped to a refinery in Louisiana.
In the aftermath of the disaster, New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency and ordered a $500 million cleanup effort.
A year later, another $1.5 billion was spent to clean up the damage caused by the spill.
And just last month, the U.N. Security Council approved a $100 billion plan to reduce emissions and to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
“It’s just a huge tragedy that this occurred, but the consequences of this are huge,” says Siegel.
“You can’t put a number on it.
You can’t even estimate it.”
As the world grapples with the potential of a future with more extreme weather and more extreme storms, a city like Green Valley could play a significant role in shaping how climate change impacts the rest of the United Kingdom.
“There are certain areas that are very vulnerable, because they are the ones that have a lot of coastal areas,” says Daniel Luehrs, a senior fellow at the Center for Climate and Security at Columbia University.
“And when you look at Green Valley and the fact that it’s one of those places where the Great Lake system is really vulnerable, you’re also looking at the impact that would be had on the rest the country.”
Luehs argues that the region’s climate is already changing due to human activity.
“We’re all aware of it.
It’s part of what we’re doing on the planet today.
But if we don’t do anything about it, the climate could change quite dramatically,” he says.
“In a sense, the Greenville area has become the site for a lot more of the worst of the climate change.”
In fact, Greenville’s proximity to New York City is the result of a series of environmental and economic factors that have contributed to the area’s climate change problems.
The area’s proximity has allowed oil companies to locate their drilling operations in Greenville, where the company, ExxonMobil, is headquartered.
ExxonMobil has said that it has committed to reducing its emissions, but it is not doing so by drilling in the region.
Instead, Exxon is drilling for oil in the coastal waters off the coast of New York, and ExxonMobil is paying for that by using its facilities.
This has created a natural gas boom that is fueling the Great Green River Delta.
In Greenville itself, there have been several large oil and natural gas exploration projects.
Exxon has leased more than 150 acres of land and is drilling in two areas of the region, while the other two companies have leases on the coast.
In both cases, Exxon has used its oil and coal infrastructure to produce electricity and to create jobs in the local area.
Exxon also has an oil refinery on land adjacent to the Great River Delta, where it operates an open pit oil refinery that uses fossil fuels.
According to Luehr, there’s evidence that Exxon has been using coal in its refining plant to make up for the lack of natural gas.
And it has been paying a heavy price for this.
“They’ve been paying massive royalty rates for the carbon that they are extracting, and