Public HealthClimate change will impact public health and safety due to increased heat waves and associated air pollution, increased fires and associated air and water pollution, introduction of new diseases, pests and invasive species, impacts to agriculture and water supplies, and more.
The California Department of Public Health and local health departments are taking steps to plan for and protect against these risks. Steps to Reduce Fires and Floods, and to promote Cool Communities will also protect public health.
California Climate Adaptation Strategy for Public Health
See also, "A Climate of Suffering: The Real Costs of Inaction on Climate Change" (The Climate Institute-Australia)
- Protect Against Heat
- Protect Against Drought
- Protect Against Wildfires
- Protect Against Vector-borne Disease