Topical Tag: Climate

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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...


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How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

Discussion of Edward Struzik's book, "Firestorm"

4.19.2018

Featured speaker: Edward Struzik Panelists: Douglas Bevington, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (moderator); Beth Burnham, North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council; Chad Hanson, The John Muir Project ; Alex Hall, UCLA; Chief Ralph Terrazas, City of Los Angeles ABOUT THE BOOK 2017 was marked as the deadliest and most destructive year of wildfires ever in California. Over 9,000 fires...


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KCET Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival (co-sponsored by LENS)

Open to the public

4.21.2018

The second annual Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival will take place Sat., April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center in Santa Monica (1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA. 90401) in partnership with Laemmle’s Theatres. Open to the public, the event kicks off with a screening of environmental shorts from...

People

Sean Kennedy

Post Doctoral Researcher

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

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

Projects

Planet Innovation Podcast

Planet Innovation is a monthly 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...

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...

Publications

Anthropogenic Warming Impacts on Today’s Sierra Nevada Snowpack and Flood Risk

X. Huang, A. Hall, and N. Berg

Published Work | 2018 | Geophysical Research Letters


Increasing precipitation volatility in twenty-first-century California

D.L. Swain, B. Langenbrunner, J.D. Neelin, and A. Hall

Published Work | 2018 | Nature Climate Change


Climate Change in the Sierra Nevada: California’s Water Future

K.D. Reich, N. Berg, D.B. Walton, M. Schwartz, F. Sun, X. Huang, and A. Hall

Other | 2018

In the News

Headline

7.17.2018

How Drawbridge is drowning — and what it means for our future

Drawbridge, in the Bay area, used to be a populated island town in the 1880's to early 1990's. Now the buildings are sacred and the remaining structures are battling the elements. UCLA professor, Glen MacDonald, described the city as a “a memorial to past human aspirations and a memorial to failure." It was poorly built right above sea level without thought of sustainability. Nature is now regaining control over the area.


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7.13.2018

26 Climate Scientists Urge Gov. Brown to Phase Out California Oil Extraction

“We urge Governor Brown to show science-based climate leadership and protect California communities by addressing California’s own dirty oil extraction,” said UCLA's Dr. Aradhna Tripati. She is one of the twenty-six climate scientists coming together to call Governor Brown to action to divert from oil and gas to meet Paris Agreement goals and help communities harmed by the industry.


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7.13.2018

L.A.’s Not Just Sizzling, It’s Sultry: Why California’s July Heat Wave Is So Weird

“This has been an extraordinary heat wave,” said UCLA's climate scientist Daniel Swain in Scientific American. Not only were the high temperatures extraordinary in California for the July heat wave, the time of the year, high temperatures moving into the night, and humidity levels were as well.

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SoCal Traffic Toll… & Wildfires and Climate Change

Fire. It’s a powerful — but natural — part of nature in California and the western United States. UCLA prof Alex Hall (seen here biking by Royce Hall) joined PBS SoCal’s David Nazar to talk about how climate change is affecting wildfire… creating a new reality we must adapt to. Hall’s segment starts at 14:30.  Sustaining...

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,...