The Rising Temperatures and Heat Task Force Is On!
Extreme heat events will become more common as climate change intensifies. The cost and the burden of extreme heat events are not shared equally by all residents. Lower income populations who rely more on public transit and are less likely to have access to cooling on their commutes, or have systems in their homes or workplaces to bear the burden of extreme heat events. Along with the Office of Sustainability, our team from Health Policy and Planning is co-chairing The Rising Temperatures and Heat Task Force that will focus on understanding vulnerability to heat and other corresponding impacts and risks for different sectors of the population, identify key gaps, opportunities and pathways to implement efforts and actions to adapt to rising temperatures and heat in San Mateo County.