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Report · November 2008

Air Quality Planning and California’s Changing Climate

Louise Bedsworth

California is home to some of the worst air quality in the country, and climate change will likely make it more difficult to meet health-based air quality standards. This report recommends that air quality planning agencies take steps to understand how climate change could affect air quality improvement efforts. These agencies should also work to ensure that efforts to address climate change are consistent with air quality goals. This report was prepared as part of the Preparing California for a Changing Climate project.