Topical Tag: Climate

The Magazine

climate change book for kids

Cool for You: Q&A with Marianna Linz, author of climate change book for kids

Linz is a climate scientist with UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and a fellow with the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science. She’s also author of Cool for You, a science-informed children’s book about climate change. What was the inspiration for Cool for You — how did this book come about? Linz: In Boston, I volunteered...

White Mountain Research Center offers a range of scientific possibilities (Video)

With 5,000 year-old pine trees, 10,000 feet of elevation and an abundance of animal and insect species, the four field stations of the White Mountain Research Center are prime territory to learn about California’s natural environment — from climate change ecology to how people are affected by high altitudes. For students, the center offers a...

Events

Special Event

LA’s New Abnormal: Mega-Wildfires

Reception and Discussion

2.6.2019

  The Nature Conservancy and UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) invite you to LA’s New Abnormal: Mega-Wildfires Reception and Discussion   Seemingly every year, California breaks some record for devastation with a new wildfire. The Woolsey fire was the worst the Malibu area has ever seen, and it has been 100 years since...


Lecture Series

Life on the Move | Los Angeles, A Migration Haven

2018 Fall Lecture Series

11.1.2018

Life on the Move Lecture Series All plants and animals, including humans, move during their lifetimes, but some take truly harrowing or magnificent journeys to new lands and habitats. This Fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will join the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability to produce a three-night conversation between the people of...


Lecture Series

Life on the Move | A New Home, The Effects of Migration

2018 Fall Lecture Series

10.18.2018

Life on the Move Lecture Series All plants and animals, including humans, move during their lifetimes, but some take truly harrowing or magnificent journeys to new lands and habitats. This Fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will join the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability to produce a three-night conversation between the people of Los...

People

Ari Simon

Strategy and Engagement Services

Los Angeles Regional Collective for Climate Action and Sustainability

Karen Aline McKinnon

Assistant Professor

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Department of Statistics

Liz Koslov

Assistant Professor

Department of Urban Planning, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Chad Thackeray

Postdoctoral Scholar

Center for Climate Science

Projects

Ensuring the Sustainability of Los Angeles Water Management Under Climate Change

In Fall 2018, the UCLA IoES Center for Climate Science kicked off a new five-year project aimed at improving the sustainability of water management operations and planning in Los Angeles County. Our researchers will work closely with key water agencies to ensure that water resources managers take cutting-edge climate science into account.

Los Angeles Sustainability Plan

The County of Los Angeles is developing the first county-wide sustainability plan, and has contracted with UCLA, in collaboration with the engineering firm Buro Happold, and with Liberty Hill Foundation. The UCLA team includes the CCSC, the UCLA Law School and the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. CCSC is providing expertise in the development of goals...

The Henry “Hank” Weiss Memorial Climate Education Event

At the Center for Climate Science, we believe that all the cutting-edge research in the world can’t help to solve real-world problems if people don’t know about it. That’s why good communication and education are a critical part of our mission. With a generous endowment gift made by Suzanne Weiss Morgen in 2018, we’ve been given the opportunity to launch a new type of climate education event.

In the News

Headline

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...


Headline

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.


Headline

12.30.2018

Catastrophic fires are a reckoning for Californians and their ‘new normal.’ Has the state reached a tipping point?

Jon Christensen is an adjunct assistant professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Department of History, and the Center for Digital Humanities at UCLA.  In this LA Times article, Christensen talks about the narrative surrounding California wildfires. 

Video

UCLA Climate Scientist Aradhna Tripati: #infiniteLA

“I try to connect the research and education that I do on the environment, climate change and earth science to social justice and to the quest to create a much more inclusive and equitable world.” IoES Faculty Member/ Center for Diverse Leadership in Science Director Aradhna Tripati, as featured in The Broad’s #InfiniteLA video series...

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,...