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PubTalk 3/2014 — Preparing for California Climate Change

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--Climatologists Look Back and Peer Forward

Dan Cayan, USGS Climate Change Researcher

  • Climatologists are using observational history, climate and earth system physics and computer modeling to develop plausible scenarios of California's changing climate.
  • How much will California's climate warm in future decades, and what are the greatest vulnerabilities to climate change?
  • Experts are investigating how climate change might impact resources that are crucial to the state, including the Sierra Nevada snowpack, California coastal sea levels and the San Francisco Bay/Delta.




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