In California, climate change is a personal issue. We seem to be experiencing its earliest effects much more dramatically than the rest of the country.
But Latinos are truly on the front lines. Construction, farming and manufacturing all draw heavily on Latino workers, and they are at greater risk when they must work in extreme weather conditions. Many of these workers develop health issues.
In the context of changing climate, this pronounced inequality in health care has wrought terrible consequences on Latino families. Hispanic children suffer from asthma at similar rates as non-Hispanics, but they are 70% more likely to be admitted to the hospital and twice as likely to die from asthma. READ MORE AT SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE