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The Key Role of Heavy Precipitation Events in Climate Model Disagreements of Future Annual Precipitation Changes in California

Report The Key Role of Heavy Precipitation Events in Climate Model Disagreements of Future Annual Precipitation Changes in California - "Climate model simulations disagree on whether future precipitation will increase or decrease over California, which has impeded efforts to anticipate and adapt to human-induced climate change. This disagreement is explored in terms of daily precipitation frequency and intensity. It is found that divergent model projections of changes in the incidence of rare heavy (>60 mm day-1) daily precipitation events explain much of the model disagreement on annual time scales, yet represent only 0.3% of precipitating days and 9% of annual precipitation volume. Of the 25 downscaled model projections examined here, 21 agree that precipitation frequency will decrease by the 2060s, with a mean reduction of 6-14 days yr-1. This reduces California's mean annual precipitation by about 5.7%. Partly offsetting this, 16 of the 25 projections agree that daily precipitation intensity will increase, which accounts for a model average 5.3% increase in annual precipitation. Between these conflicting tendencies, 12 projections show drier annual conditions by the 2060s and 13 show wetter." (Pierce, D. W., et al., 2013, Journal of Climate) (Published August 6, 2013)
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Downscaled Climate Model Data / Precipitation, Extreme Weather /
(Posted March 22, 2017)

 

Creating Climate projections to support the 4th California Climate Assessment

Report Creating Climate projections to support the 4th California Climate Assessment - "We have generated daily, 1/16 degree spatial resolution (about 6 km, or 3.7 miles) climate projections over the state of California to support the 4th California Climate Assessment. We started with data from 32 coarse-resolution global climate models (GCMs) from the Climate Model Intercomparison Project, version 5 (CMIP5) archive, which is the most recent archive of models developed for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports. The data cover 1950-2005 for the historical period, and include two future climate projections for the period 2006-2100, one using medium (Representative Concentration Pathway [RCP] 4.5) and one using high (RCP 8.5) greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions scenarios. We removed systematic errors from the GCMs via bias correction and then downscaled the daily precipitation, minimum and maximum temperature data from the coarse-resolution GCMs to the 1/16 degree latitude-longitude grid using a statistical method called Localized Constructed Analogs (LOCA). The downscaled fields were applied to the VIC land surface/hydrological model to develop additional variables of interest to climate impact studies, including snow cover, soil moisture, runoff, water loss from plants, surface heat fluxes, etc. The final data set of 32 models is voluminous (~40 TB), so recommendations are included for selecting a subset of models if the full set cannot be accommodated. A subset of 10 models identified by the California Department of Water Resources as having a good simulation of California’s climate is described. For impact studies that cannot accommodate data from 10 models, a further reduced set of 4 models that substantially cover the results from the set of 10 is derived." (Pierce, D. W., D. R. Cahen, L. Dehann) (Published June 13, 2016)
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Downscaling, How to / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted March 22, 2017)

 

Probabilistic estimates of future changes in California temperature and precipitation using statistical and dynamical downscaling

Report Probabilistic estimates of future changes in California temperature and precipitation using statistical and dynamical downscaling - "Sixteen global general circulation models were used to develop probabilistic projections of temperature (T) and precipitation (P) changes over California by the 2060s. The global models were downscaled with two statistical techniques and three nested dynamical regional climate models, although not all global models were downscaled with all techniques. Both monthly and daily timescale changes in T and P are addressed, the latter being important for a range of applications in energy use, water management, and agriculture. The T changes tend to agree more across downscaling techniques than the P changes. Year-to-year natural internal climate variability is roughly of similar magnitude to the projected T changes. In the monthly average, July temperatures shift enough that that the hottest July found in any simulation over the historical period becomes a modestly cool July in the future period. Januarys as cold as any found in the historical period are still found in the 2060s, but the median and maximum monthly average temperatures increase notably. Annual and seasonal P changes are small compared to interannual or intermodel variability. However, the annual change is composed of seasonally varying changes that are themselves much larger, but tend to cancel in the annual mean. Winters show modestly wetter conditions in the North of the state, while spring and autumn show less precipitation. The dynamical downscaling techniques project increasing precipitation in the Southeastern part of the state, which is influenced by the North American monsoon, a feature that is not captured by the statistical downscaling." (Pierce, D. W., et al., 2013, Climate Dynamics) (Published March 30, 2012)
Climate Change Topics: Downscaled Climate Model Data / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature /
(Posted March 22, 2017)

 

Heavy California rains par for the course for climate change

News article Heavy California rains par for the course for climate change (Published March 21, 2017)
Source: Stanford University News
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Precipitation, Extreme Weather /
(Posted March 21, 2017)

 

Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate, scientists say

News article Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate, scientists say (Published March 20, 2017)
Source: Science Daily
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature /
(Posted March 21, 2017)

 

Review of the Draft Climate Science Special Report

Report Review of the Draft Climate Science Special Report - "The United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is moving towards a sustained assessment process that allows for more fluid and consistent integration of scientific knowledge into the mandated quadrennial National Climate Assessment. As part of this process, the USGCRP is developing the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR), a technical report that details the current state-of-science relating to climate change and its physical impacts. The CSSR is intended to focus on climate change in the United States and to inform future USGCRP products. Review of the Draft Climate Science Special Report assesses whether the draft CSSR accurately presents the scientific literature in an understandable, transparent and traceable way; whether the CSSR authors handled the data, analyses, and statistical approaches in an appropriate manner; and the effectiveness of the report in conveying the information clearly for the intended audience. This report provides recommendations for how the draft CSSR could be strengthened." (Published March 14, 2017)
Source: National Academies
Climate Change Topics: Drought / Flooding / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise /
(Posted March 21, 2017)

 

Trump's budget plan for NASA focuses on studying space, not climate change

News article Trump's budget plan for NASA focuses on studying space, not climate change (Published March 17, 2017)
Source: Los Angeles Times
Climate Change Topics: Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. / Research /
(Posted March 20, 2017)

 

How California is preparing for a future full of extreme weather

News article How California is preparing for a future full of extreme weather (Published March 16, 2017)
Source: PBS NewsHour
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather /
(Posted March 17, 2017)

 

Drought may release carbon from hydroelectric reservoirs

News article Drought may release carbon from hydroelectric reservoirs (Published March 13, 2017)
Source: Environmental Research Web
Climate Change Topics: Dams and reservoirs / Drought / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases /
(Posted March 14, 2017)

 

California water regulators expand focus on climate change

News article California water regulators expand focus on climate change (Published March 10, 2017)
Source: Desert Sun
Climate Change Topics: AB 32 / Adaptation / California: Statewide / Drought / Flooding / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted March 10, 2017)

 

E.P.A. Chief Doubts Consensus View of Climate Change

News article E.P.A. Chief Doubts Consensus View of Climate Change (Published March 10, 2017)
Source: New York Times
Climate Change Topics: Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. / Skepticism /
(Posted March 10, 2017)

 

Anthropogenic Warming Impacts on California Snowpack During Drought

Report Anthropogenic Warming Impacts on California Snowpack During Drought - "Sierra Nevada climate and snowpack is simulated during the period of extreme drought from 2011 to 2015 and compared to an identical simulation except for the removal of 20th century anthropogenic warming. Anthropogenic warming reduced average snowpack levels by 25%, with mid-to-low elevations experiencing reductions between 26-43%. In terms of event frequency, return periods associated with anomalies in 4-year April 1 SWE are estimated to have doubled, and possibly quadrupled, due to past warming. We also estimate effects of future anthropogenic warmth on snowpack during a drought similar to that of 2011-2015. Further snowpack declines of 60-85% are expected, depending on emissions scenario. The return periods associated with future snowpack levels are estimated to range from millennia to much longer. Therefore, past human emissions of greenhouse gases are already negatively impacting statewide water resources during drought, and much more severe impacts are likely to be inevitable." (Berg, N. and A. Hall, 2017, Geophysical Research Letters) (Published March 9, 2017)
Source: University of California, Los Angeles
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted March 10, 2017)

 

Local Solutions Report: Identifying and meeting the needs of local communities adapting to climate change

Report Local Solutions Report: Identifying and meeting the needs of local communities adapting to climate change - "This report coalesces and analyzes data from a range of sources, including the Center’s Local Solutions Survey, local decision-makers’ evaluations of capacity-building climate preparedness programs, and community need statements. We offer recommendations to inform priorities for developing actionable climate adaptation data sets, facilitating regional collaboration and adaptation action, public policy, government budget setting, and private sector funding and investments." (Published November 2, 2016)
Source: Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience (Antioch Univ. New England)
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation /
(Posted March 10, 2017)

 

Comprehensive Response to Climate Change

Report Comprehensive Response to Climate Change - Resolution adopted by the State Water Board March 7, 2017. Outlines actions the Board will take in the areas of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water conservation and efficiency, recycled water, storm water, energy efficiency and renewable energy, improving ecosystem resiliency, and responding to climate change impacts. (Published March 7, 2017)
Source: California. State Water Resources Control Board
Climate Change Topics: AB 32 / Adaptation / California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Energy management and conservation / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Renewable energy / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted March 9, 2017)

 

E.P.A. Head Stacks Agency With Climate Change Skeptics

News article E.P.A. Head Stacks Agency With Climate Change Skeptics (Published March 8, 2017)
Source: New York Times
Climate Change Topics: Federal Regulations, EPA, Clean Air Act / Skepticism /
(Posted March 8, 2017)

 

State Water Board Adopts Comprehensive Climate Change Response

News article State Water Board Adopts Comprehensive Climate Change Response (Published March 7, 2017)
Source: Association of California Water Agencies
Climate Change Topics: AB 32 / California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /
(Posted March 8, 2017)

 

Connecting the Dots Between Water, Energy, Food, and Ecosystems Issues for Integrated Water Management in a Changing Climate

Report Connecting the Dots Between Water, Energy, Food, and Ecosystems Issues for Integrated Water Management in a Changing Climate - "The water, energy, and food (WEF) nexus and related ecosystems have complex linkages with climate change implications. The overall objectives of this white paper are to provide background on this important subject, and help local water managers and the public better understand: The ecosystem services for water, energy, and food in a changing climate; The water-energy nexus and related climate change mitigation actions in California; The energy used in California’s water sector and estimates of the energy intensity of regional water supplies. . . . Furthermore, this paper will explore how water, energy, food, and climate change are interconnected with ecosystems, and why we need to understand these connections and identify the information gaps and related challenges and opportunities for ecosystem services in multiple sectors. Ecosystem services provide life support, goods, and natural resources in water, energy, and food, as well as environments. These are knowledge gaps for lack of conceptual framework and practices to interlink major climate change drivers of water resources with water-energy-food nexus and related ecosystem processes. This white paper provides information review and a conceptual framework to bridge these knowledge gaps." (Published February 16, 2017)
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Climate Change Topics: Agriculture / California: Statewide / Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Energy management and conservation / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /
(Posted March 8, 2017)

 

Incorporating Climate Solutions into Day to Day Adaptation

Report Incorporating Climate Solutions into Day to Day Adaptation - "Participants in this webinar learned how to approach development, financing and implementation of climate adaptation strategies across all municipal planning activities. This webinar covered: How to incorporate adaptation thinking into day-to-day municipal processes; How to incorporate climate preparedness strategies into a comprehensive Master Plan; How to develop measureable benchmarks for assessing progress towards stated climate adaptation and mitigation objectives." (Published February 9, 2017)
Source: Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience (Antioch Univ. New England)
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation / Video Training /
(Posted March 8, 2017)

 

Regional Collaboration for Resilience: How to build effective, sustainable cross-jurisdictional climate collaboratives

Report Regional Collaboration for Resilience: How to build effective, sustainable cross-jurisdictional climate collaboratives - "Participants in this webinar heard how communities can collaborate at the regional scale to successfully advance climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. Cross-jurisdictional collaboration among municipal, county, and regional administrators, emergency managers, planners, public works personnel, leaders of business, community-based, health, education, and philanthropic institutions, and other stakeholders can successfully strengthen resilience and avoid maladaptive responses. In this webinar, participants learned: Specific models for regional collaboration and examples of how regional collaboratives can advance climate resilience; How to establish a regional network of key local decision makers; and How to identify clear first steps for regional resilience planning/implementation" (Published January 12, 2017)
Source: Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience (Antioch Univ. New England)
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation / Video Training /
(Posted March 8, 2017)

 

Equitable Adaptation: Collaborating for Resilience

Report Equitable Adaptation: Collaborating for Resilience - "Climate change impacts disproportionately affect the low-income and communities of color, those with the least resources to prepare, sustain and recover from extreme events. How can municipal and county decision makers and civic leaders support social cohesion, and promote effective engagement with all community members, especially those that are most likely to be impacted? This webinar will cover: Tips for promoting effective engagement with community-based organizations and historically marginalized populations; Useful methods for building equity into resilience and adaptation planning and implementation; Taking action: Implementing your plan and monitoring your progress." (Published December 1, 2016)
Source: Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience (Antioch Univ. New England)
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation / Video Training /
(Posted March 8, 2017)

 

What Do Local Decision-Makers Need to Adapt to a Changing Climate: 2016 Local Solutions Report Findings

Report What Do Local Decision-Makers Need to Adapt to a Changing Climate: 2016 Local Solutions Report Findings - "In this webinar, Antioch University’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience released findings and recommendations from the 2016 Local Solutions Report: Identifying and meeting the needs of local communities adapting to climate change. The report coalesces and analyzes data from a range of original sources, including the Local Solutions Survey, participant evaluations of climate preparedness capacity-building programs, and community need statements to inform priorities for public policies, budget setting, private sector funding, investments, and action. This webinar provides a brief overview of the report findings and discussion of multiple approaches to overcoming barriers, based on insights from field-tested examples. In addition, specific state and federal approaches and programs are shared that assist communities to move forward with local climate resilience." (Published October 27, 2016)
Source: Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience (Antioch Univ. New England)
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation / Video Training /
(Posted March 8, 2017)

 

Navigating the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Report Navigating the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit - "The webinar covered: How the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit (toolkit.climate.gov) can be used to support local planning and decisions for enhanced community resilience, by walking through the Toolkit’s 5-Step Planning Process; Identifying the problem: Focusing on climate stressors that threaten people, buildings, natural resources, or the economy in your area; Determining vulnerabilities: Identifying specific populations, locations, and infrastructure that may be impacted by the climate problem you identified; Investigating options: Compiling a list of potential solutions, drawing on the experiences of others who have addressed similar problems; Evaluating the risks and costs: Considering risks and values to analyze the costs and benefits of favored options. Select the best solution for your situation and make a plan; Taking action: Implementing your plan and monitoring your progress." (Published November 19, 2015)
Source: Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience (Antioch Univ. New England)
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation / Video Training /
(Posted March 8, 2017)

 

Getting the Message Out (Climate Change)

Report Getting the Message Out (Climate Change) - "How can we connect the dots for people in our communities about climate impacts? This webinar aimed to build participants’ skills in targeting communication strategies and messaging to effectively engage and strengthen community support. This webinar covered: Language to include and avoid while talking about climate change; How to frame messages on climate mitigation and adaptation; How to identify community values and interests in order to connect with mainstream Americans." (Published March 26, 2015)
Source: Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience (Antioch Univ. New England)
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Video Training /
(Posted March 8, 2017)

 

Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency-Land Use Management as an Adaptation Strategy in the Built Environment

Report Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency-Land Use Management as an Adaptation Strategy in the Built Environment - "This webinar addressed assessment, planning, and adaptation to not only better prepare for the next emergency, but to sustainably manage flooding, and stormwater to maintain human health and a vibrant local economy. Participants left this webinar with knowledge about the latest innovative approaches to understand the effects of inland flooding and apply low-impact development (LID), site design, and smart growth practices at different scales of implementation. There is reference to pioneering hydrology-based, sub-watershed approaches that have shown mitigation potential not only for storm water and flooding, but to the loss and degradation in water quality." (Published January 29, 2015)
Source: Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience (Antioch Univ. New England)
Climate Change Topics: Flooding / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation / Video Training / Water quality /
(Posted March 8, 2017)

 

Global warming is slamming California. Will Trump take notice?

News article Global warming is slamming California. Will Trump take notice? (Published March 7, 2017)
Source: McClatchy News
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather /
(Posted March 7, 2017)

 

White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency

News article White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency (Published March 4, 2017)
Source: Washington Post
Climate Change Topics: Federal Regulations, EPA, Clean Air Act /
(Posted March 7, 2017)

 

Oroville Dam's close call shows regulatory need to account for climate change (Opinion)

News article Oroville Dam's close call shows regulatory need to account for climate change (Opinion) (Published March 5, 2017)
Source: Sacramento Bee
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Dams and reservoirs /
(Posted March 6, 2017)

 

Global projections of river flood risk in a warmer world

Report Global projections of river flood risk in a warmer world - "Rising global temperature has put increasing pressure on understanding the linkage between atmospheric warming and the occurrence of natural hazards. While the Paris Agreement has set the ambitious target to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C compared to preindustrial levels, scientists are urged to explore scenarios for different warming thresholds and quantify ranges of socioeconomic impact. In this work, we present a framework to estimate the economic damage and population affected by river floods at global scale. It is based on a modeling cascade involving hydrological, hydraulic and socioeconomic impact simulations, and makes use of state-of-the-art global layers of hazard, exposure and vulnerability at 1-km grid resolution. An ensemble of seven high-resolution global climate projections based on Representative Concentration Pathways 8.5 is used to derive streamflow simulations in the present and in the future climate. Those were analyzed to assess the frequency and magnitude of river floods and their impacts under scenarios corresponding to 1.5 degrees C, 2 degrees C, and 4 degrees C global warming. Results indicate a clear positive correlation between atmospheric warming and future flood risk at global scale. At 4 degrees C global warming, countries representing more than 70% of the global population and global gross domestic product will face increases in flood risk in excess of 500%. Changes in flood risk are unevenly distributed, with the largest increases in Asia, U.S., and Europe. In contrast, changes are statistically not significant in most countries in Africa and Oceania for all considered warming levels." (Alfieri, L., 2017, Earth's Future) (Published February 14, 2017)
Climate Change Topics: Flooding /
(Posted March 6, 2017)

 

Species' traits influenced their response to recent climate change

Report Species' traits influenced their response to recent climate change - "Although it is widely accepted that future climatic change -- if unabated -- is likely to have major impacts on biodiversity, few studies have attempted to quantify the number of species whose populations have already been impacted by climate change. Using a systematic review of published literature, we identified mammals and birds for which there is evidence that they have already been impacted by climate change. We modelled the relationships between observed responses and intrinsic (for example, body mass) and spatial traits (for example, temperature seasonality within the geographic range). Using this model, we estimated that 47% of terrestrial non-volant threatened mammals (out of 873 species) and 23.4% of threatened birds (out of 1,272 species) may have already been negatively impacted by climate change in at least part of their distribution. Our results suggest that populations of large numbers of threatened species are likely to be already affected by climate change, and that conservation managers, planners and policy makers must take this into account in efforts to safeguard the future of biodiversity." (Pacifici, M., et al., 2017, Nature Climate Change) (Published February 13, 2017)
Climate Change Topics: Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /
(Posted March 6, 2017)

 

Study Shows How a Warming World Is Changing the Colorado River

News article Study Shows How a Warming World Is Changing the Colorado River
Related Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016WR019638/abstract
(Published February 28, 2017)
Source: Water Deeply
Climate Change Topics: Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted February 28, 2017)

 

California's Water System Built for a Climate We No Longer Have

News article California's Water System Built for a Climate We No Longer Have (Published February 27, 2017)
Source: KQED Radio
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Dams and reservoirs / Flooding / Groundwater / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted February 27, 2017)

 

Oroville Dam shows urgent need for climate adaptation (Opinion)

News article Oroville Dam shows urgent need for climate adaptation (Opinion) (Published February 24, 2017)
Source: Sacramento Bee
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Dams and reservoirs / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted February 27, 2017)

 

Community choice energy coming to Silicon Valley in April

News article Community choice energy coming to Silicon Valley in April (Published February 24, 2017)
Source: San Jose Mercury News
Climate Change Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) /
(Posted February 24, 2017)

 

Why Floodplains Could Be California's Buffer Against Climate Extremes

News article Why Floodplains Could Be California's Buffer Against Climate Extremes (Published February 23, 2017)
Source: Water Deeply
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Groundwater /
(Posted February 23, 2017)

 

Over time, nuisance flooding can cost more than extreme, infrequent events

News article Over time, nuisance flooding can cost more than extreme, infrequent events (Published February 21, 2017)
Source: Science Daily
Climate Change Topics: Flooding / Sea level rise /
(Posted February 23, 2017)

 

Low snowpacks of 2014, 2015 may become increasingly common with warmer conditions

News article Low snowpacks of 2014, 2015 may become increasingly common with warmer conditions (Published February 22, 2017)
Source: Science Daily
Climate Change Topics: Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted February 23, 2017)

 

Colorado River flows will keep shrinking as climate warms

News article Colorado River flows will keep shrinking as climate warms
Related Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016WR019638/abstract
(Published February 21, 2017)
Source: Science Daily
Climate Change Topics: Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted February 22, 2017)

 

The 21st century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future

Report The 21st century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future - "Between 2000 and 2014, annual Colorado River flows averaged 19% below the 1906-1999 average, the worst 15-year drought on record. At least one-sixth to one-half (average at one-third) of this loss is due to unprecedented temperatures (0.9 degree C above the 1906-99 average), confirming model-based analysis that continued warming will likely further reduce flows. Whereas it is virtually certain that warming will continue with additional emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, there has been no observed trend towards greater precipitation in the Colorado Basin, nor are climate models in agreement that there should be a trend. Moreover, there is a significant risk of decadal and multidecadal drought in the coming century, indicating that any increase in mean precipitation will likely be offset during periods of prolonged drought." (Udall, B. and J. Overpeck, 2017, Water Resources Research) (Published February 17, 2017)
Climate Change Topics: Drought / Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted February 22, 2017)

 

Learning from Oroville: Water Board Proposes Climate Change Resolution

News article Learning from Oroville: Water Board Proposes Climate Change Resolution (Published February 20, 2017)
Source: Water Deeply
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Dams and reservoirs / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted February 21, 2017)

 

To save the Delta, we need to use less water; Aging dams are vulnerable to impact of climate change (1st, 2nd letters)

News article To save the Delta, we need to use less water; Aging dams are vulnerable to impact of climate change (1st, 2nd letters) (Published February 20, 2017)
Source: San Jose Mercury News
Climate Change Topics: Dams and reservoirs /
(Posted February 21, 2017)

 

Oroville Dam crisis could be sign of things to come

News article Oroville Dam crisis could be sign of things to come (Published February 17, 2017)
Source: UCLA
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Dams and reservoirs / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted February 17, 2017)

 

The dam truth: Climate change means more Lake Orovilles

News article The dam truth: Climate change means more Lake Orovilles (Published February 16, 2017)
Source: Grist
Climate Change Topics: Dams and reservoirs / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted February 17, 2017)

 

How cities can stand up to climate change

News article How cities can stand up to climate change (Published February 15, 2017)
Source: Curbed
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation / Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise /
(Posted February 16, 2017)

 

Scientists have just detected a major change to the Earth's oceans linked to a warming climate

News article Scientists have just detected a major change to the Earth's oceans linked to a warming climate (Published February 16, 2017)
Source: Washington Post
Climate Change Topics: Global issues, human impacts / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases /
(Posted February 16, 2017)

 

What California's Dam Crisis Says About the Changing Climate

News article What California's Dam Crisis Says About the Changing Climate (Published February 15, 2017)
Source: New York Times
Climate Change Topics: Dams and reservoirs / Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / California: Statewide /
(Posted February 16, 2017)

 

Learning from Oroville Dam Disaster: State Water Board Proposes Climate Change Resolution

News article Learning from Oroville Dam Disaster: State Water Board Proposes Climate Change Resolution
Related Link: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/board_info/agendas/2017/feb/022217_8.pdf
(Published February 15, 2017)
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists
Climate Change Topics: Dams and reservoirs / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / California: Statewide /
(Posted February 16, 2017)

 

Yesterday's Dams Face Tomorrow's Floods

News article Yesterday's Dams Face Tomorrow's Floods (Published February 15, 2017)
Source: Public Policy Institute of California
Climate Change Topics: Dams and reservoirs / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / California: Statewide / Flooding /
(Posted February 16, 2017)

 

Communicating Science Effectively

Report Communicating Science Effectively - "Science and technology are embedded in virtually every aspect of modern life. As a result, people face an increasing need to integrate information from science with their personal values and other considerations as they make important life decisions about medical care, the safety of foods, what to do about climate change, and many other issues. Communicating science effectively, however, is a complex task and an acquired skill. Moreover, the approaches to communicating science that will be most effective for specific audiences and circumstances are not obvious. Fortunately, there is an expanding science base from diverse disciplines that can support science communicators in making these determinations. Communicating Science Effectively offers a research agenda for science communicators and researchers seeking to apply this research and fill gaps in knowledge about how to communicate effectively about science, focusing in particular on issues that are contentious in the public sphere. To inform this research agenda, this publication identifies important influences -- psychological, economic, political, social, cultural, and media-related -- on how science related to such issues is understood, perceived, and used." (Published January 10, 2017)
Source: National Academies
Climate Change Topics: Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. /
(Posted February 16, 2017)

 

'Dangerously false': Oroville Dam isn't prepared for global warming, 2008 lawsuit says

News article 'Dangerously false': Oroville Dam isn't prepared for global warming, 2008 lawsuit says (Published February 15, 2017)
Source: Desert Sun
Climate Change Topics: Dams and reservoirs / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / California: Statewide / Flooding /
(Posted February 15, 2017)

 

Broken California Dam Is a Sign of Emergencies to Come; Climate change is leading to more extreme rainfalls that can overwhelm infrastructure

News article Broken California Dam Is a Sign of Emergencies to Come; Climate change is leading to more extreme rainfalls that can overwhelm infrastructure (Published February 14, 2017)
Source: Scientific American
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Dams and reservoirs / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted February 15, 2017)

 

How untreated water is making our kids sick: Researcher explores possible climate change link

News article How untreated water is making our kids sick: Researcher explores possible climate change link (Published February 13, 2017)
Source: Science Daily
Climate Change Topics: Groundwater / Water quality /
(Posted February 15, 2017)

 

Oroville Is a Warning for California Dams, as Climate Change Adds Stress

News article Oroville Is a Warning for California Dams, as Climate Change Adds Stress (Published February 15, 2017)
Source: New York Times
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Dams and reservoirs / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted February 14, 2017)

 

As sea levels rise, vital salt marshes are disappearing

News article As sea levels rise, vital salt marshes are disappearing (Published February 12, 2017)
Source: Associated Press
Climate Change Topics: Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Sea level rise /
(Posted February 13, 2017)

 

Deep groundwater aquifers respond rapidly to climate variability

News article Deep groundwater aquifers respond rapidly to climate variability
Related Link: http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v10/n2/full/ngeo2883.html
(Published February 8, 2017)
Source: Science Daily
Climate Change Topics: Groundwater /
(Posted February 8, 2017)

 

LA residents slated to receive clean energy soon

News article LA residents slated to receive clean energy soon (Published February 8, 2017)
Source: Los Altos Town Crier
Climate Change Topics: Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) / Renewable energy /
(Posted February 8, 2017)

 

Why Dirt Will Be as Valuable as Water in a Warming World

News article Why Dirt Will Be as Valuable as Water in a Warming World (Published February 7, 2017)
Source: Water Deeply
Climate Change Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / Dams and reservoirs / Sea level rise /
(Posted February 8, 2017)

 

Scientists hope wetland carbon storage experiment is everyone's cup of tea

News article Scientists hope wetland carbon storage experiment is everyone's cup of tea (Published February 2, 2017)
Source: Guardian (U.K.)
Climate Change Topics: Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /
(Posted February 6, 2017)

 

Think States Alone Can't Handle Sea Level Rise? Watch California

News article Think States Alone Can't Handle Sea Level Rise? Watch California (Published February 2, 2017)
Source: Wired
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Sea level rise /
(Posted February 3, 2017)

 

California climate bill would add 'social costs' to public works bids

News article California climate bill would add 'social costs' to public works bids (Published February 2, 2017)
Source: San Jose Mercury News
Climate Change Topics: Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /
(Posted February 2, 2017)

 

New analysis supports mangrove forests, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows as effective climate buffers

News article New analysis supports mangrove forests, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows as effective climate buffers (Published February 1, 2017)
Source: Phys.Org
Climate Change Topics: Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /
(Posted February 1, 2017)

 

'Planned Retreat' Enters the Climate Dialogue

News article 'Planned Retreat' Enters the Climate Dialogue (Published January 31, 2017)
Source: Scientific American
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation / Flooding / Sea level rise /
(Posted February 1, 2017)

 

Trump official says climate-change skeptic is no longer part of NOAA transition

News article Trump official says climate-change skeptic is no longer part of NOAA transition (Published February 1, 2017)
Source: McClatchy News
Climate Change Topics: Federal Regulations, EPA, Clean Air Act / Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. /
(Posted February 1, 2017)

 

Lab explores projects to lessen effects of sea level rise on SF Bay

News article Lab explores projects to lessen effects of sea level rise on SF Bay (Published January 22, 2017)
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Climate Change Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / Flooding / Sea level rise /
(Posted February 1, 2017)

 

Baseline and Projected Future Carbon Storage and Greenhouse-Gas Fluxes in Ecosystems of the Western United States

Report Baseline and Projected Future Carbon Storage and Greenhouse-Gas Fluxes in Ecosystems of the Western United States - "The assessment examined carbon storage, carbon fluxes, and other GHG fluxes (methane and nitrous oxide) in all major terrestrial ecosystems (forests, grasslands/shrublands, agricultural lands, and wetlands) and aquatic ecosystems (rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, and coastal waters) in two time periods: baseline (generally in the first half of the 2010s) and future (projections from baseline to 2050). The assessment was based on measured and observed data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and many other agencies and organizations and used remote sensing, statistical methods, and simulation models." (Published February 12, 2013)
Source: United States. Geological Survey
Climate Change Topics: Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation /
(Posted February 1, 2017)

 

Land use and land cover change modeling

Report Land use and land cover change modeling - "There are large uncertainties in how land and climate systems will evolve and interact to shape future ecosystem carbon dynamics. To address this uncertainty, we developed the Land-Use and Carbon Scenario Simulator (LUCAS) to track changes in land use, land cover, land management, and disturbance, and their impact on ecosystem carbon storage and flux. The LUCAS model combines a state-and-transition simulation model (STSM) for modeling land-change with a stock and flow model for modeling carbon dynamics, within a scenario-based framework. These two models were developed in conjunction within the ST-SIM modeling environment to provide a complete package for testing a range of future scenarios of land-use change and their impacts on carbon dynamics." (Published December 20, 2016)
Source: United States. Geological Survey
Climate Change Topics: Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation /
(Posted February 1, 2017)

 

US set to see significant changes in surface water resources

News article US set to see significant changes in surface water resources
Related Link: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114003
(Published January 31, 2017)
Source: Environmental Research Web
Climate Change Topics: Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 31, 2017)

 

California Climate Console

Report California Climate Console - Projections of temperature, precipitation, aridity, evapotranspiration, vegetation changes, climatic water deficity, and total ecosystem carbon. You can get results by counties, watersheds, and ecoregions. (Published January 1, 2016)
Climate Change Topics: Downscaled Climate Model Data / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Models and Tools / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 31, 2017)

 

Emergence of new hydrologic regimes of surface water resources in the conterminous United States under future warming

Report Emergence of new hydrologic regimes of surface water resources in the conterminous United States under future warming - "Despite the importance of surface water to people and ecosystems, few studies have explored detectable changes in surface water supply in a changing climate, given its large natural variability. Here we analyze runoff projections from the Variable Infiltration Capacity hydrological model driven by 97 downscaled and bias-corrected Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 climate projections over the conterminous United States (CONUS). Our results show that more than 40% of the CONUS land area will experience significant changes in the probability distribution functions (i.e. PDFs) of summer and winter runoff by the end of the 21st century, which may pose great challenges to future surface water supply. Sub-basin mean runoff PDFs are projected to change significantly after 2040s depending on the emission scenarios, with earliest occurrence in the Pacific Northwest and northern California regions.: (Leng, G., et al., 2016, Environmental Research Letters) (Published October 25, 2016)
Climate Change Topics: Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 31, 2017)

 

Storms preview ocean-rise damage to California roads, cities

News article Storms preview ocean-rise damage to California roads, cities (Published January 30, 2017)
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Sea level rise /
(Posted January 30, 2017)

 

Droughts and Floods: How Climate Change is Affecting California's Water Supply

News article Droughts and Floods: How Climate Change is Affecting California's Water Supply (Published January 27, 2017)
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Flooding / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 30, 2017)

 

California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment: Research and Tool Development

Report California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment: Research and Tool Development - Research for the forthcoming assessment. The non-energy research portfolio includes: 1. Climate Change, Habitat, and Wildfires: Impacts and Management Options 2. California's Working Lands: Carbon Sequestration for Adaptation and Mitigation 3. Sea Level Rise, California's Coast and Ocean Ecosystems 4. Water Security and Long Droughts 5. Forecasting to Support Climate-Resilient Decision-Making 6. Preparing for Emergency Management in a Changing Climate 7. Funding Adaptation Projects and Measures in California. (Published January 24, 2017)
Source: California. Natural Resources Agency
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Sea level rise / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /
(Posted January 30, 2017)

 

Cal-Adapt: Exploring California's Climate Change Research (beta)

Report Cal-Adapt: Exploring California's Climate Change Research (beta) - Downscaled data for California, including projected annual temperature and precipitation averages, extreme heat, sea level rise, snowpack. Also includes a catalog of state climate research. (Published February 16, 2016)
Source: California. Natural Resources Agency
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Downscaled Climate Model Data / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 30, 2017)

 

One of the last Obama-era climate reports had a troubling update about the rising seas

News article One of the last Obama-era climate reports had a troubling update about the rising seas
Related Link: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/techrpt83_Global_and_Regional_SLR_Scenarios_for_the_US_final.pdf
(Published January 24, 2017)
Source: Washington Post
Climate Change Topics: Sea level rise /
(Posted January 26, 2017)

 

California climate change symposium highlights difference between state and federal policy

News article California climate change symposium highlights difference between state and federal policy (Published January 25, 2017)
Source: Sacramento Bee
Climate Change Topics: AB 32 / Federal Regulations, EPA, Clean Air Act /
(Posted January 26, 2017)

 

Antarctic ice melt and California's Shoreline (Opinion)

News article Antarctic ice melt and California's Shoreline (Opinion) (Published January 25, 2017)
Source: San Jose Mercury News
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Sea level rise / Sea and Polar ice /
(Posted January 25, 2017)

 

Trump administration backs off plan to scrub climate pages from EPA website

News article Trump administration backs off plan to scrub climate pages from EPA website (Published January 26, 2017)
Source: Washington Post
Climate Change Topics: Federal Regulations, EPA, Clean Air Act / Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. /
(Posted January 25, 2017)

 

Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website: sources

News article Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website: sources (Published January 25, 2017)
Source: Reuters
Climate Change Topics: Federal Regulations, EPA, Clean Air Act / Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. /
(Posted January 25, 2017)

 

Brown Vows to Continue to Battle Climate Change, Hold Trump to Promise of Strengthening Infrastructure

News article Brown Vows to Continue to Battle Climate Change, Hold Trump to Promise of Strengthening Infrastructure (Published January 24, 2017)
Source: Association of California Water Agencies
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /
(Posted January 25, 2017)

 

Governor's Funding Plan for Climate, Drought

News article Governor's Funding Plan for Climate, Drought (Published January 24, 2017)
Source: Public Policy Institute of California
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /
(Posted January 25, 2017)

 

Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States

Report Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States - Considers the most recent estimates of sea level rise and variations for the coasts of the U.S. (Published January 18, 2017)
Source: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Climate Change Topics: Sea level rise /
(Posted January 25, 2017)

 

California Releases Proposed Plan to Achieve 2030 Climate Goals

News article California Releases Proposed Plan to Achieve 2030 Climate Goals (Published January 23, 2017)
Source: Association of California Water Agencies
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /
(Posted January 24, 2017)

 

Trump ditched Obama's climate and water policies on first day

News article Trump ditched Obama's climate and water policies on first day (Published January 24, 2017)
Source: New Scientist
Climate Change Topics: Federal Regulations, EPA, Clean Air Act / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /
(Posted January 24, 2017)

 

Regional Climate Change Viewer (RCCV)

Report Regional Climate Change Viewer (RCCV) - "The Regional Climate Change Viewer (RCCV) allows a user to visualize model output from the Dynamical Downscaling project as averages of model grid cell values over bounding polygons that we have selected. Currently, we provide averages over telescoping political outlines (states and counties) and hydrologic units (HUC2, HUC4, HUC8). The RCCV can be used to investigate a subset of the more than 60 variables available in the data sets including air temperature, precipitation, soil moisture, snow water equivalent (SWE), growing degree days and evapotranspiration." (Published May 22, 2013)
Climate Change Topics: Downscaled Climate Model Data / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 24, 2017)

 

EPA pick Scott Pruitt now says climate change is real

News article EPA pick Scott Pruitt now says climate change is real (Published January 19, 2017)
Source: Associated Press
Climate Change Topics: Federal Regulations, EPA, Clean Air Act / Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. /
(Posted January 19, 2017)

 

EPA pick Scott Pruitt repeats doubts about climate science and attacks on the agency he is expected to head

News article EPA pick Scott Pruitt repeats doubts about climate science and attacks on the agency he is expected to head (Published January 19, 2017)
Source: Los Angeles Times
Climate Change Topics: Federal Regulations, EPA, Clean Air Act / Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. /
(Posted January 19, 2017)

 

Meet the Minds: Roger Bales on Climate Adaptation and Water Security

News article Meet the Minds: Roger Bales on Climate Adaptation and Water Security (Published January 18, 2017)
Source: Water Deeply
Climate Change Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 18, 2017)

 

Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

News article Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year (Published January 18, 2017)
Source: New York Times
Climate Change Topics: Temperature /
(Posted January 18, 2017)

 

California's Future

Report California's Future - Summaries of the issues facing the state, including water and climate change. (Updated January 2017) (Published January 6, 2017)
Source: Public Policy Institute of California
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 17, 2017)

 

California's Future: Climate Change

Report California's Future: Climate Change - Six-page summary of climate change issues in the state. (Updated Jan. 2017) (Published January 6, 2017)
Source: Public Policy Institute of California
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 17, 2017)

 

Projected Impacts of Climate, Urbanization, Water Management, and Wetland Restoration on Waterbird Habitat in California's Central Valley

Report Projected Impacts of Climate, Urbanization, Water Management, and Wetland Restoration on Waterbird Habitat in California's Central Valley - "Future effects of urban development, changes in water supply management, and precipitation and air temperature related to global climate change on area of waterbird habitat in the Central Valley are uncertain, yet potentially substantial. Therefore, we modeled area of waterbird habitats for 17 climate, urbanization, water supply management, and wetland restoration scenarios for years 2006-2099 using a water resources and scenario modeling framework. Planned wetland restoration largely compensated for adverse effects of climate, urbanization, and water supply management changes on habitat areas through 2065, but fell short thereafter for all except one scenario. Projected habitat reductions due to climate models were more frequent and greater than under the recent historical climate and their magnitude increased through time. After 2065, area of waterbird habitat in all scenarios that included severe warmer, drier climate was projected to be >15% less than in the 'existing' landscape most years. The greatest reduction in waterbird habitat occurred in scenarios that combined warmer, drier climate and plausible water supply management options affecting priority and delivery of water available for waterbird habitats. This scenario modeling addresses the complexity and uncertainties in the Central Valley landscape, use and management of related water supplies, and climate to inform waterbird habitat conservation and other resource management planning. Results indicate that increased wetland restoration and additional conservation and climate change adaptation strategies may be warranted to maintain habitat adequate to support waterbirds in the Central Valley." (Matchett, E. L. and J. P. Fleskes, 2017, PLOS) (Published January 9, 2017)
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /
(Posted January 17, 2017)

 

Californians' Views on Climate Change

News article Californians' Views on Climate Change (Published January 10, 2017)
Source: Public Policy Institute of California
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. /
(Posted January 11, 2017)

 

New Climate Data Record Focuses on Water

News article New Climate Data Record Focuses on Water (Published January 10, 2017)
Source: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Climate Change Topics: Global issues, human impacts / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 10, 2017)

 

State Climate Summaries

Report State Climate Summaries - Data showing observed temperature, precipitation, snowpack, reservoir storage, drought, and sea level. (Published January 9, 2017)
Source: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Climate Change Topics: Downscaled Climate Model Data / Drought / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 10, 2017)

 

California Climate and Hydrology Change Graphs

Report California Climate and Hydrology Change Graphs - "This graphing tool presents climate and hydrology data values from the California Basin Characterization Model dataset plotted over time for 156 hydrologic basins (HUC-8 basins) that comprise hydrologic California." (California Landscape Conservation Cooperative Climate Commons) (Published January 1, 2016)
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Downscaled Climate Model Data / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 10, 2017)

 

New California Dam Proposed to Combat Climate Change Concerns

News article New California Dam Proposed to Combat Climate Change Concerns (Published January 9, 2017)
Source: Water Deeply
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Dams and reservoirs / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 9, 2017)

 

New State Climate Summaries Bring Local Information to You

News article New State Climate Summaries Bring Local Information to You (Published January 9, 2017)
Source: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Climate Change Topics: Downscaled Climate Model Data / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature /
(Posted January 9, 2017)

 

Global warming data that riled doubters is confirmed

News article Global warming data that riled doubters is confirmed (Published January 5, 2017)
Source: Associated Press
Climate Change Topics: Research / Temperature /
(Posted January 5, 2017)

 

MIT scientists: Monster storms will triple in California by 2100

News article MIT scientists: Monster storms will triple in California by 2100
Related Link: http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0544.1
(Published January 5, 2017)
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Precipitation, Extreme Weather /
(Posted January 5, 2017)

 

Scientists say the global ocean circulation may be more vulnerable to shutdown than we thought

News article Scientists say the global ocean circulation may be more vulnerable to shutdown than we thought (Published January 5, 2017)
Source: Washington Post
Climate Change Topics: Global issues, human impacts /
(Posted January 4, 2017)

 

California Snow Levels Below Normal Despite Heavy Rains

News article California Snow Levels Below Normal Despite Heavy Rains (Published January 3, 2017)
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists
Climate Change Topics: California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /
(Posted January 4, 2017)

 

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