Topical Tag: Climate

The Magazine

Center for Tropical Research celebrates 20 years of science and conservation

Since its founding in 1997, the center has made important environmental discoveries in more than 45 countries on four continents, publishing more than 300 academic articles. Its work ranges from studying the ecology and conservation of migratory bird populations in North, Central and South America to how biodiversity in generated and maintained in the rainforests...

Events

Lecture Series

Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Liable for Climate Change Harms in California

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

1.25.2018

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

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...


Special Event

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?

People

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

Neil Berg

Associate Director, Science

Center for Climate Science

Projects

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...

An EPIC Challenge: Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Energy Communities

In 2016, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded an Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant to UCLA to accelerate the deployment of Advanced Energy Communities (AECs). In partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN), The Energy Coalition, Day One and LACI, the UCLA team has developed an innovative...

Publications

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

Headline

2.23.2018

Salt marshes will vanish in less than a century if seas keep rising and California keeps building, study finds

The LA Times spoke with UCLA professor of geography, Glen MacDonald, and professor of environmental health, Richard Ambrose, about a study they co-authored that found salt marshes in CA and OR could disappear by 2110.     


Headline

2.22.2018

Wetlands in California and Oregon Could Disappear with Sea Level Rise

Newsweek featured a study co-authored by faculty members Glen MacDonald and Richard Ambrose that studied topography, tides, vegetation, underlying sediments, and water level data from Tijuana, Mexico, to Port Susan, Washington and found wetlands in California and Oregon could be lost entirely in a high sea level rise scenario. 


Headline

2.22.2018

California’s coastal marshes could be washed out to sea by 2110

89.3 KPCC spoke with faculty member Glen MacDonald about a research he co-authored that indicated marshes along the California Coast may disappear if we continue emitting greenhouse gases at our current level. 

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,...

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...