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For each 1.8 degree warming of the Earth's atmosphere, 1,000 more people will die in the United States -- with 300 of them in California. Or, to be more specific, they'll die in Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield, Merced, Stockton or Los Angeles, the state's most air-polluted cities.
That's from a recent study by Stanford atmospheric scientist Mark Jacobson, which we can take one step further by throwing in a report by Children Now, examining the current health and education status of California children.
Here are some findings among our kids:
Summing up: We give our kids crappy food, inadequate care, little reason to exercise -- and if they do exercise, they get asthma and their lungs get cooked quicker so they'll die sooner. Or just get relentlessly sick and become OPP (other people's problem).
They've already made the movie, "To Live and Die in LA." A sequel?