Public Health-Related Impacts of Climate Change inCalifornia

  title={Public Health-Related Impacts of Climate Change inCalifornia},
  author={Deborah Marie Drechsler and Nehzat Motallebi and Michael J. Kleeman and Daniel R. Cayan and Katharine Hayhoe and Laurence S. Kalkstein and Norman L. Miller and Jiming Jin and Richard A. VanCuren},
  journal={Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory},
In June 2005 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued Executive Order S-3-05 that set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for California, and directed the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency to report to the governor and the State legislature by January 2006 and biannually thereafter on the impacts to California of global warming, including impacts to water supply, public health, agriculture, the coastline, and forestry, and to prepare and report on mitigation and… 

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