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FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON FRESNO COUNTY , CALIFORNIA: MITIGATION STRATEGIES AND PUBLIC POLICY Frederika Harmsen, Peter van de Water Donald Hunsaker , and Vivien Luo California State University, Fresno. Background. Timing of precipitation Extended heat spells Public health

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FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON

FRESNO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: MITIGATION

STRATEGIES AND PUBLIC POLICY

Frederika Harmsen, Peter van de Water

Donald Hunsaker, and Vivien Luo

California State University, Fresno

background
Background

Timing of precipitation

Extended heat spells

Public health

Air quality

Wildfire

Agriculture

Energy Use

agriculture in the san joaquin valley
Agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley

Simulated Change in Crop Yields

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Relative surface area of crops

in California for 2006

rainfall
Rainfall

Intensity, Duration

and Frequency

air quality
Air Quality

Bad and probably getting worse

allergies and disease
Allergies and Disease

Increasing pollen numbers and allergy strength

Spread of

new diseases

Mosquito-Borne Rodent-Borne Water-Borne

green technologies
Green Technologies

Evolving Business practices for a more sustainable future.

Solar Parking Covers

Solar Airport

a sustainable future
A Sustainable Future
  • The City’s vehicle and bus fleets are converting to clean fuels.
  • Land use policies encourage walkable mixed use neighborhoods.
  • Solar panels are sprouting off the tops of residential and commercial buildings
  • The City’s Team Clean Air initiative is a progressive program designed to reduce air polluting emissions through city operations.
  • Operation Clean Air, is a regional collaborative focused on improving air quality.
  • The Public Utilities Department has been honored beyond the city’s planned urban boundary. nationally for energy conservation.
  • The Parks, recreation and Community Services Department continues to partner with the San Joaquin River and Conservation Trust to develop a 23-mile, 6000 acre green belt with recreational trails.