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California Climate Expedition

Learning About Climate Change Impacts and Solutions Firsthand by Bicycle

6.8.2019

The UCLA IoES Center for Climate Science is pleased to announce we’re partnering with OnePulse to bring you the California Climate Expedition: a first-of-its-kind cycling tour and educational experience. Learn more about the event via the video and FAQ below, and contact OnePulse for more information or to sign up. What is it? The California Climate...


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A Climate Series for the Ages

Living with Climate Change

11.16.2017

This fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, in collaboration with UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, has designed a new kind of climate series: a four-night conversation between the L.A. community and some of the world’s experts on all things climate. DATES: October 5 – Climate Change Cliff Notes October 19 – Earth and...


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Climate Change, the Sierra Nevada, and Our Water Future

Research presentation and Q&A by Alex Hall

6.22.2017

Center for Climate Science Director Alex Hall travels to Long Beach to continue his speaking tour about his groundbreaking research on climate change in the Sierra Nevada.


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Research Talk: California’s Climate Future

Water and the Sierra Nevada

6.15.2017

When it comes to water, the Sierra Nevada has always been a feast-or-famine environment. As global temperatures climb with human emissions of greenhouse gases, how will this change? What is the future of the Sierra Nevada, and what does it mean for us?


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Climate Change Town Hall

A Conversation with Congressman Adam Schiff

4.21.2017

On April 21, 2017, Rep. Adam Schiff held a town hall on climate change at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. Center for Climate Science Director Alex Hall joined the panel, along with UC Riverside’s Francesca Hopkins and Caltech’s Tapio Schneider, to discuss how global climate change will affect us in California — and what we can do...


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Oppenheim Lecture: California’s Climate Future

Water and the Sierra Nevada

2.9.2017

Over the past few years, Californians have seen first-hand the consequences of hotter-than-normal temperatures and a smaller-than-normal Sierra Nevada snowpack, including historically low reservoir levels, dying trees, and increased wildfire risk. You’ve probably wondered, “If things are like this now, what will they be like in the future, as the climate continues to change?” UCLA...


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Research Talk: What Climate Change Means for the Sierra Nevada–and California

Presentation and Q&A by Professor Alex Hall

1.24.2017

Over the past few years, Californians have seen first-hand the consequences of hotter-than-normal temperatures and a smaller-than-normal Sierra Nevada snowpack, including historically low reservoir levels, dying trees, and increased wildfire risk. You’ve probably wondered, “If things are like this now, what will they be like in the future, as the climate continues to change?” UCLA...


Symposium

LA’s Water Resource Future Workshop Series, Part 2

Understanding Local Groundwater Storage Potential

6.15.2016

The second workshop in the LA's Water Resource Future Series was held on June 15, 2016, and focused on current and future groundwater basin conditions, management, and rights in the groundwater basins serving Los Angeles County. The event engaged stakeholders and the research community in order to inform both the scientific research and policy analysis and recommendations that UCLA intends to undertake as part of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.


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Drowning World

Presentation by Photojournalist Gideon Mendel, followed by “The Art of Teaching Climate Change” Roundtable

5.12.2016

Award-winning photojournalist Gideon Mendel visited UCLA to present his “Drowning World” series, which documents the impact of flooding events on people across the globe. Following the presentation, scholars and practitioners in climate change education and communication held a roundtable discussion on “The Art of Teaching Climate Change.” The Center for Climate Science co-sponsored the event, and Associate Director Katharine Reich participated in the roundtable.


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LA’s Water Resource Future Workshop Series, Part 1

Understanding Local Stormwater Capture Potential

2.19.2016

The first workshop in the LA's Water Resource Future Series was held on February 19, 2016. UCLA faculty and Los Angeles region water managers, planners, and scientists explored the state of stormwater management and planning, the potential to connect surface hydrology and groundwater modeling tools to quantify infiltration, potential ecosystem benefits of stormwater capture, and strategies to incentivize increased capture and infiltration of stormwater. The program consisted of talks and panel sessions by invited speakers, each followed by Q&A periods and discussion by all attendees.

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2.15.2019

Daniel Swain in Vox: Mudslides, snow, and flash floods: an atmospheric river has soaked California

A massive, gushing river in the sky — a mile high, more than 300 miles wide, and carrying up to 15 times the amount of water in the Mississippi River — has drenched huge swaths of the West Coast.  UCLA’s Daniel Swain has been following the atmospheric river and reported that it  brought more snow to...


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2.12.2019

Alex Hall in Herald Mail: Scientists reveal climate forecast for 2080 — and it’s a whole lot warmer

Scientists have just revealed the climate forecast for the year 2080 in hundreds of cities across North America, and — surprise! — it looks like it’s going to get a whole lot warmer in all of them. Alex Hall, director of the Center for Climate Science at UCLA, said the work represents an effective way...


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2.8.2019

Daniel Swain in The Mercury News: Atmospheric river possible next week for California, raising flood concerns

Daniel Swain is a climate scientist at UCLA. In this Mercury News article, Swain discusses the “growing likelihood of an atmospheric river storm hitting California late next week, raising concerns that if a warm “Pineapple Express” barrels in with enough force, it could melt parts of the state’s big Sierra Nevada snow pack and increase...


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2.6.2019

Alex Hall in LA Times: 2018 was one of the hottest years on record

Alex Hall is Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Director of the Center for Climate Science at UCLA. His research is focused on reducing climate change uncertainty at both regional and global scales. All five of the hottest years on record have occurred in the last five...


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2.1.2019

Daniel Swain in SF Gate

Daniel Swain is a climatologist at UC Los Angeles. In this article in SF Gate about powerful winds in San Francisco, Swain points to weather models indicating “this could be the strongest wind event in at least several years” in coastal Northern California.


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1.23.2019

Daniel Swain in SF Gate, High-pressure ridge settled along coast keeping California dry

Daniel Swain is a UCLA climate scientist, studying the physics, dynamics, and impacts of the Earth’s changing climate system. In this SF Gate article, Swain talks about the high pressure ridge in the Bay Area. “Nearly every winter tends to feature at least one weeks-long dry interlude,” says Daniel Swain, “The real question is whether...


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1.22.2019

Daniel Swain in Charlotte Observer, Disasters influence thinking on climate change

Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA, weighs in on a new poll about public opinion on climate change.  “A new poll finds 74 percent of Americans say extreme weather in the past five years — hurricanes, droughts, floods and heat waves — has influenced their opinions about climate change.” For Daniel Swain the willingness...


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1.22.2019

Alex Hall and Neil Berg, Cal Poly adapts to climate change, national report announces impacts

A study by Neil Berg and Alex Hall, climate scientists are UCLA, was referenced in a story on how Cal Poly is adapting to climate change. “The amount of snow in California mountains has already decreased by 25 percent and is expected to increase by at least 60 percent according to University of California, Los...


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1.15.2019

Daniel Swain in SF Chronicle

UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain, an assistant researcher at UCLA who publishes the California Weather Blog, said he expects “unusually warm, dry and quiescent weather” in Northern California for weeks, perhaps until mid-February. “It does appear that California will rapidly dry out after this week’s storms and will enter a prolonged warm, dry period for...


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1.14.2019

Daniel Swain in Curbed LA

Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA, writes about the rain storms this week in LA. 


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1.6.2019

‘We are all in this together’: California, Puerto Rico officials join in climate fight

IoES Center for Climate Science director Alex Hall talks with USA Today about the role of climate change in California wildfires and Atlantic Hurricanes.


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12.12.2018

Here’s what those Bay Area weather terms you always hear actually mean

Daniel Swian is a climate scientist at UCLA. As a climate scientist, he studies the physics, dynamics, and impacts of the Earth’s changing climate system. In this SF Gate article, he explains what common weather phrases actually mean.