Topical Tag: Climate

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Events

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...


Special Event

99% Preservation and 1% Densification

A Case for Urban Density along the Wilshire Corridor

6.27.2018

The plan accommodates the city’s anticipated population increase—1.5 million people by 2050—by densifying less than one percent of its land. Comparing Wilshire Boulevard to major streets in other global metropolises, including Barcelona’s Avenida Diagonal and New York’s Broadway, they model real-world responses to growth and transformation that offer more sustainable strategies for Los Angeles. Moderated...

People

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

Naomi Goldenson

Postdoctoral Scholar

Center for Climate Science

Projects

Los Angeles Sustainability Plan

The County of Los Angeles is developing the first county-wide sustainability plan. Working with a UCLA team and the engineering firm, Buro Happold, CCSC is providing science and expertise to the development of the County of Los Angeles Sustainability Plan.

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—or don’t know why climate change is such an important challenge to address in the first place. That’s why good communication and education are a critical part of our mission. With a generous endowment gift made in 2018, we’ve been given the opportunity to launch a new type of climate education event.

Planet Innovation Podcast

Planet Innovation is a podcast about business solutions to solve environmental problems. We bring uplifting conversations with scientists and entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions for the planet. This is not another doom and gloom sustainability podcast. From solar clothing to lab-based meat, we discuss how science and entrepreneurship can save the earth. Season 1...

Publications

Climate Change in Los Angeles County: Grid Vulnerability to Extreme Heat

D. Burillo, M. Chester, S. Pincetl, E. Fournier, D.B. Walton, F. Sun, M. Schwartz, K. Reich, and A. Hall

Published Work | 2018


Characterizing the spatial scales of extreme daily precipitation in the United States

D. Touma, A.M. Michalak, D.L. Swain, N.S. Diffenbaugh

Published Work | 2018 | Journal of Climate


In the News

Headline

9.12.2018

How far can California push the nation — and the world? Jerry Brown’s climate summit may provide the answer

The world gathered in San Francisco, CA to make its own path and take action against climate change. People doubt what a single state can do, however, “California is big enough and splashy enough, and Jerry Brown is famous enough, that people are paying attention to what California is doing about it,” said Ann Carlson, UCLA environmental law professor.  


Headline

8.31.2018

Enormous wildfires spark scramble to improve fire models

With countries across the globe in flames, scientists realize their knowledge on fires is becoming outdated and new studies are necessary. One study conducted by University of California campuses focuses on the future of fires, ecosystems, and climate in California. This should allow scientists to analyse how more extreme and variable weather will affect wildfires and how ecosystems will respond to them, says Alex Hall, a climate scientist at UCLA and the project’s principle investigator.


Newsletter

8.26.2018

Building a vast new city on L.A.’s northern edges: A solution for region’s housing crunch?

Tejon Centennial is looking to develop a new large community in Tejon Ranch, where Los Angeles and Kern meets. They believe it will help with the housing shortage in the city. However, there are still some doubts even after coming to an agreement with environmental opposition. "The consequences of that kind of exurban land development are becoming more and more apparent," said UCLA's Stephanie Pincetl. “We are not using our urban fabric very well, and instead we jump out to the suburbs or beyond the suburbs.”

Video

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,...