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Climate Change in CaliforniaRisk and Response$
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Fredrich J. Kahrl and David W. Roland-Holst

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520271814

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520271814.001.0001

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Public Health

Public Health

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(p.115) Chapter Eight Public Health
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Climate Change in California
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Fredrich Kahrl

David Roland-Holst

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520271814.003.0009

Globally, impacts on public health may be one of the most important consequences of climate change. In California, which already has a robust public-health system, these impacts are expected to be less dramatic.Nonetheless, climate change is expected to increase public-health challenges in Californiaand to create new ones. This chapter examines two of the most important challenges—tropospheric ozone control and heat waves—and discusses how mitigation and adaptation efforts related to public health overlap, why managing this overlap requires interagency coordination, and the importance of targeting adaptation efforts.

Keywords:   climatechange, California, ozone, heat waves, adaptation, economics

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