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Air Quality and Climate Change

Climate change and air pollution are closely linked. Air pollution we generate in our daily lives contributes to climate change. The resulting increases in temperature will, in turn, worsen pollution. Air pollution contributes to a number of illnesses, including asthma, heart disease, and stroke. Low-income communities and communities of color in California are especially vulnerable to air pollution.

How does climate change affect air quality?

Climate change affects air quality in different ways.

How does air quality impact health?

Increases in air pollution will impact everyone's health.

Individuals who already have asthma or other respiratory diseases are even more sensitive to increases in air pollution, dust, and allergens.

Who will be most affected?

Resources on climate change and air quality