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Legislative Analyst’s Office: Climate change impacts across California

The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following series of reports:

Climate Change Impacts Across California

Climate stressors present California with five key climate hazards: extreme heat events, more severe wildfires, more frequent and intense droughts, flooding due to extreme precipitation events, and coastal flooding and erosion resulting from sea-level rise. Besides affecting natural resources, these hazards have major impacts on public health and safety, as well as property and infrastructure. As such, climate change affects all of California’s residents, employers, and workers, along with the state’s economy, budget, healthcare systems, transportation and water infrastructure, agricultural operations, housing market, and educational services.

This series of six reports is intended to help policymakers think about how climate change will impact various sectors and, consequently, what key corresponding policy and fiscal issues the Legislature will face in the coming years. Given the complexity of the issues, these reports do not contain explicit recommendations or a specific path forward; rather, they are intended as framing documents to help the Legislature adopt a “climate lens” across policy areas. Each report contains: (1) a summary of the climate hazards affecting California, (2) how those hazards impact the specific sector, (3) a discussion of pertinent existing state-level efforts that are underway, and (4) resulting key relevant issues and questions facing the Legislature. The series includes reports on the following topics:

Crosscutting Issues.
Health.
Housing.
K-12 Education.
Transportation.
Workers and Employers.

This series is available using the following link: https://lao.ca.gov/Publications/Series/1?utm_source=laowww&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=S1

This article was released by the Legislative Analyst’s Office.