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Indicators of Climate Change in California: Environmental Justice Impacts

December 1, 2010

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Authors: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, et al

California's socially and economically disadvantaged residents are already experiencing disproportionately greater impacts on their health and well-being than others as a result of climate change, concludes California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in a new report, which uses data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). The report defines four indicators of health hazards of climate change: Air conditioner ownership and cost; exposure to urban heat; farm worker exposure to extreme heat; and vulnerability to wildfires. The affected groups are: the urban poor, the elderly and children, traditional societies, agricultural workers and rural populations.

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