A Los Angeles Times article detailing the devastating impacts of climate change in California over the past decade, as well as what the state can expect in the coming decades, included quotes from Alex Hall, professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Since 2010, California experienced destructive wildfires, droughts and storms; climate models suggest that the state will see an increase in the frequency of extreme events of which Hall says “…we are just now on the precipice of seeing those changes play out.”
The article notes that “our culture of the round-the-clock news, push alerts, and viral social media posts” have many people on edge. “I think there is a general sense of crisis about everything right now, and that has a compounding effect,” Hall said.
While the climate crisis will continue to challenge Californians, Hall said he is optimistic that the state’s residents are equipped to face these pressing sustainability issues.
Read more at the Los Angeles Times.