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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Intended Use ♦ Guidance Document ♦ Heat Background ♦ Extreme Heat ♦ Social Impact ♦ Climate Change ♦ Agency Decision ♦ Heat Adaption Workgroup ♦ State Agency ♦ Substantial Additional Risk ♦ Urban Heat Island ♦ Decision Making ♦ California Department ♦ California Environmental Protection Agency ♦ State Resident ♦ Heat Preparedness ♦ Current Climate Change Model ♦ Public Health ♦ Frequent Extreme Heat Event ♦ Human Health Aspect ♦ Heat Adaptation ♦ Vulnerable Population ♦ Underlying Premise ♦ State Entity ♦ Extreme Heat Projection
Abstract This document provides guidance for incorporating extreme heat projections into planning and decision making in California based on current climate change models. This guidance focuses on the human health aspects of increasing temperature in California, including longer and more frequent extreme heat events, which pose substantial additional risk of illness and death to the state’s residents, especially to vulnerable populations. It also provides recommendations for consideration by state agencies related to extreme heat preparedness and response and to strategies for cooling the built environment and mitigating the effects of urban heat islands. Development of this Document The Climate Action Team Public Health Workgroup convened a subcommittee on heat adaptation to develop this document. Its underlying premise is that as the climate changes in California, extreme heat is increasing likely to cause many harmful economic, ecological, physical, and social impacts and that considering extreme heat in agency decisions can help mitigate some of these impacts. The Heat Adaption Workgroup was co-chaired by the California Department of Public Health and the California Environmental Protection Agency and includes staff from the following state entities:
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