Archive Tag: Climate Change

Following the release of a 2018 report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, many media outlets began running headlines warning that humans have 12 years to avoid the most catastrophic climate change scenarios. Daniel Swain, climate scientist within UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, is quoted in Chicago Sun Times and Inside Climate News explaining why these headlines may be misleading.

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KPCC’s Take Two interviewed Daniel Swain, climate scientist within UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, about atmospheric rivers, concentrated plumes of water vapor in the atmosphere that can bring heavy rainfall. In the segment, Swain explained that these occurrences are likely to become more intense as the climate warms, increasing the risk of major flooding events in the state of California.

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