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Alex Hall on KCRW’s Greater LA: How Climate Change Will Affect Southern California

Alex Hall, climate scientist and director of the UCLA IoES Center for Climate Science, talks with KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis about what climate change has in store for the Los Angeles region—and what we can do about it.


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Alex Hall in Inside Science: Climate Change Really is Causing California’s Raging Wildfires

Although there are several factors that play into why the state’s wildfires have been getting more frequent and devastating, a new study, published this month in the journal Earth’s Future, indicates that climate change is a big factor. The study “documents pretty carefully that there’s a strong relationship between summertime fire and temperature,” said Alex...


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Alex Hall in LA Times: California’s coast is disappearing, and the debate over what to do about it is in full swing

Professor Alex Hall was on a panel about sea level rise hosted by Zócalo Public Square. Here is a highlight from the event: Why are seas rising? Around 45% of sea level rise has occurred because the ice sheets and mountain glaciers are melting, Hall said. Another 45% is happening because the ocean has expanded...


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UCLA bike expedition raises awareness of climate change in California

California Climate Expedition, a bicycle tour from Oakland to Los Angeles — led by UCLA climate scientist Alex Hall — grants riders the chance to experience climate change impacts in California first-hand. Organized by OnePulse, a group that plans cycling journeys for charitable causes, the ride is raising funds for the UCLA Center for Climate...


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UCLA environmental plan can transform L.A.

A futuristic, comprehensive environmental plan for Los Angeles has been drawn up at UCLA. It’s known as the Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge. It is being hailed as a call to action for groundbreaking intervention that could forge a more sustainable path forward for the great L.A. basin.


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Alex Hall in Phys.org: Uncertain projections help to reveal the truth about future climate change

Alex Hall, a UCLA climate scientist, talks about his research on emergent constraints within climate modeling.  The first emergent constraint was identified on the snow-albedo feedback by lead author Professor Alex Hall of the University of California in Los Angeles,who said: “we found that the seasonal variation in the amount of snow-cover was closely related...