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    Environment & Climate Resilience

    Michael Méndez in Grist Magazine: “Hot days mean worse air. So why are climate and smog seen as separate?”


    At the local level, the call to action has been unheeded for years, despite pressure from advocates who have called for the state and local air quality boards to comprehensively and holistically examine how climate change, via pollution and heat impacts, is influencing public health, says environmental planning and policy expert Michael Méndez, an assistant professor at the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine.