And it’s not just about how much by when. How we’ll respond remains largely unanswered, too.
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Climate zones are on the move, and that’s causing conservationists to rethink traditional methods of protecting lands and ecosystems.
When he takes the stage at the UN climate conference in Copenhagen on Tuesday, California’s governor will make the case for climate action by the rising tide of “subnational” actors.
Amid optimistic signings and declarations, the IPCC’s chairman sounds a sobering end-note to the second governors’ climate summit in L.A.
Talk shifts from stopping to coping with climate change as state and provincial governors meet in Los Angeles.
A broad spectrum of scientists, entrepreneurs and public officials are meeting in Sacramento this week, for the sixth annual Climate Change Research Symposium, sponsored by the California Energy Commission.
The Obama Administration released a much-vaunted update on climate change today. The report contains no new data and few new conclusions on the pace and impact of climate change across the U.S. Rather it affirms the core findings of previous reports and sounds the alarm for rapid, definitive action to reduce carbon emissions and prepare for changes already on the way.
We’ve written a lot here about likely climate change effects like wildfires, rising seas, and water shortages, but one Pandora’s box we haven’t opened yet is the potential for a food crisis. A Stanford study finds that rising temperatures are likely to have a major effect on crop yields in the the tropics and sub tropics by 2100.
Guest post from Louise Bedsworth, research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. She and PPIC Research Director Ellen Hanak are co-authors of the PPIC report “Preparing California for a Changing Climate.” These are some follow-up notes to that report.
Today at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting in San Francisco, researchers spoke about how climate change is affecting California and the growing adaptation challenges facing the state.