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How Will Global Warming Impact the San Joaquin Valley?

Aug 13, 2013

Rising global temperatures aren’t just an international concern, they’re also an important local issue, especially when it comes to public health. How will climate change affect everything from rates of asthma and valley fever to wildfires and natural disasters?

Those are just some of the questions asked in a new book “Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health -- And How We Can Save Ourselves.” The book’s author, award-winning health and science journalist Linda Marsa joined us on Valley Edition to talk about how the Central Valley is already feeling the effects of climate change. But it’s not all doom-and-gloom. Marsa also tells us that many communities are embracing solutions that can help us survive a warmer future.