Topical Tag: Climate

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Lecture Series

Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise

A Talk with Christina Gerhardt, University of Hawai'i


In a 2016 lecture titled “Let Them Drown,” Naomi Klein called attention to the nexus of climate change, colonial racism and poverty—as Rob Nixon has done in his book Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. But Klein shifted the spotlight of these concerns to the oft-overlooked low-lying island nations. Their current day situation is...

Lecture Series

Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Liable for Climate Change Harms in California

Law, Science, and Justice - Keynote Remarks by Bill McKibben


Union of Concerned Scientists and the UCLA School of Law Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment invite you to a stimulating conversation exploring whether and how the fossil fuel industry can be held liable for the harms climate change is inflicting on communities. Opening Reception with Refreshments at 5:15 p.m. PST. Panel Begins at 6:00 p.m....

Special Event

A Climate Series for the Ages

Living with Climate Change


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...


Robert Cudd, MPP

Research Analyst

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Atmospheric scientist Pablo Saide.

Pablo Saide

Assistant Professor

Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

Jasper Kok

Associate Professor

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Xingying Huang

Postdoctoral Scholar

Center for Climate Science


Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos

“Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos” is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between environmental artist and NYU faculty member Marina Zurkow, Los Angeles chef duo Hank and Bean, and LENS faculty director Allison Carruth to explore the cultural and environmental conditions that would support sustainable food systems. The project brings immersive / public art and storytelling together with...

Improving agricultural water efficiency in the Central Valley

California is the nation’s largest agricultural producer, providing more than 400 different farm products and producing nearly half of the country’s fruits, nuts and vegetables. It also takes 40 percent of all of California’s available surface water to do so. Given pressure from climate change, drought and increasing population, a sustainable water supply management system...


Significant and inevitable end-of-21st-century advances in surface runoff timing in California’s Sierra Nevada

M. Schwartz, A. Hall, F. Sun, D.B. Walton, and N. Berg

Published Work | 2017 | Journal of Hydrometeorology

Wily Ecologies: Comic Futures for American Environmentalism

Allison Carruth

Published Work | 2017 | American Literary History

Remote linkages to anomalous winter atmospheric ridging over the northeastern Pacific

D.L. Swain, D. Singh, D.E. Horton, J.S. Mankin, T.C. Ballard, N.S. Diffenbaugh

Published Work | 2017 | Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

In the News



Over 30,000 urged to flee as ‘strongest storm of the year’ barrels toward Southern California burn areas

The Los Angeles Times quoted IoES climate scientist Daniel Swain, describing the approaching storm as Southern California’s, “strongest storm of the year.”



Spring’s here: California coast expected to get pummeled by Pineapple Express storm

“The storm is going to pick up all that moisture in this atmospheric river and wring it out right on the Central Coast and most of Southern California,” said IoES climate scientist Daniel Swain, as quoted in the Desert Sun.



An ‘atmospheric river’ is set to soak much of California

Mercury News included information from IoES climate scientist Daniel Swain’s weather blog in their article discussing the upcoming March storm, which could be the biggest storm of the year for Southern California.


A Climate Series for the Ages: Living with Climate Change, Part 4

Imagining Futures for a Hotter Planet Artists, writers and media organizations are playing vital roles in conveying the science and ethics of global warming. This conversation will explore how experiments in environmental storytelling and media imagine possible futures for different communities and ecosystems in the context of planetary climate change.  Conversation with Rita Wong, Poet,...

A Climate Series for the Ages: Living with Climate Change, Part 3

A Tale of Two Cities: Los Angeles & Beijing It is tough to feel urgency when climate change seems like something happening to future generations, in faraway lands. The reality is, it is and will affect all of us, in every city on the planet. And it’s not all bad, by the way—some cities and...

How Snow Shapes Warming in the Sierra Nevada

Dr. Alex Hall and his team at the UCLA Center for Climate Science undertook a comprehensive investigation of future climate in California’s Sierra Nevada. A key factor in the severity of warming and snow cover loss is snow albedo feedback, a feedback loop in which warming causes snow cover loss, and snow cover loss increases...