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A Climate Crisis Is Also A Health Crisis

Abstract

Climate change effects extend far beyond the very real and urgent crisis faced by California communities that are running out of water (“Climate Issues Moved to Fore in California by Governor,” news article, May 20).
Millions of Californians now rely on groundwater contaminated by agricultural runoff and industrial chemicals. Drought-related dust and wildfires intensify asthma, respiratory diseases and Valley Fever. Less agricultural production means poorer nutrition, fewer jobs and higher food prices for the entire country.

Resource Type
Opinion/editorial
Author
Rudolph, Linda
Resource URL
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/27/opinion/a-climate-crisis-is-also-a-health-crisis.html
Publication
The New York Times
Date
May 27, 2014
Organization Type
News
Health and Human Impact
Overview/general
Solution
Climate adaptation/resilience
Other
Advocacy

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