UC research contributes to new climate change report
A newly released state report on climate change and California’s landscape features research from seven UC campuses and laboratories.
Experts from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego/Scripps Institution for Oceanography, UC Santa Cruz and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory contributed to “Our Changing Climate,” released by the California Natural Resources Agency and the California Energy Commission.
The report, the third such assessment since 2006, provides extensive new data to help the state reduce and adapt to climate change.
“Significant increases in wildfires, floods, severe storms, drought and heat waves are clear evidence that climate change is happening now. California is stepping up to lead the way in preparing for — and adapting to — this change,” said state Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird. “These reports use cutting-edge science to provide an analytical roadmap, pointing the way for taking concrete steps to protect our natural resources and all Californians.”
Read more on specific campus researchers’ contributions to the report:
- UC Berkeley: State taps UC researchers for expertise on climate change impacts
- UC Davis: Scientists examine California’s vulnerability to climate change
- UC Merced: More homes in danger from fire in coming decades
- UC Riverside: California’s hydroelectricity production is vulnerable to climate change
- Scripps: More hot Julys, rises in sea level three feet or more forecast