Center for Climate Science



New book outlines path for equitable clean energy transition

Researchers with the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA have been researching ways to make urban systems — including water and energy supply — more sustainable. A new book from the group, Energy Use in Cities: A Roadmap for Urban Transitions, uses building-level energy data to explore ways to help local governments and community...


Daniel Swain on Weather Geeks Podcast: California Weather Phenomena

If you’re not from California, what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of its weather? 72 and sunny? Listen to UCLA climate scientist, Daniel Swain on Weather Geeks‘ latest podcast episode as he discusses why California and the West are so susceptible to atmospheric rivers of moisture and raging wildfires phenomena. The episode...


Alex Hall Delivers Turco Lecture to American Geophysical Union

Alex Hall recently presented the American Geophysical Union’s 2019 Turco Lectureship by the American Geophysical Union. In his talk, titled “Why and How Climate Science Must Change,” Hall called upon climate science to take on responsibility for incorporating ecosystem and human components into climate modeling and research to make more useful predictions.


Alex Hall Research Referenced in The New York Times: ‘Turn Off the Sunshine’: Why Shade Is a Mark of Privilege in Los Angeles

Alex Hall and researchers at U.C.L.A. have forecast that Los Angeles is likely to see a sharp increase in the number of days of extreme heat — defined as 95 degrees or higher.


Chad Thackeray and Alex Hall in High North News: New Study Narrows Window for Ice Free Arctic to as Early as 2044

A new study by Chad Thackeray and Alex Hall at UCLA narrows down forecasts for an “ice-free” Arctic to between 2044 and 2067. The researchers used a new approach using sea-ice albedo, or reflectivity, to improve the accuracy of climate models predicting Arctic sea ice loss.


Chad Thackeray and Alex Hall in University of California News: Arctic Ocean could be ice-free for part of the year as soon as 2044

According to a new study by Chad Thackeray and Alex Hall, human-caused climate change is on track to make the Arctic Ocean functionally ice-free for part of each year starting sometime between 2044 and 2067.