Archive Tag: Climate Change

The concrete of the Los Angeles River.
(Los Angeles Times)

Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor of environment and sustainability at UCLA and the leader of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, penned an opinion piece in The Los Angeles Times emphasizing the need to transform and update water infrastructure to maximize local water in the city of Los Angeles and achieve this outcome. In the Read more

UCLA students conduct oceanic research in the Gulf of Mexico.
UCLA Newsroom

UCLA is further demonstrating its commitment to environment and sustainability research with the creation of a climate science major being offered in spring quarter 2018. The new major is evidence of UCLA’s commitment to educate students about climate change and empower transformative action in sustainability. Read more

UCLA professor Alex Hall will embark on a 1,000-mile bike tour down the California coast to raise money for climate change research and engage in dialogue with decision makers across the state about what can be done to plan for climate impacts.
UCLA/UCLA Newsroom

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Professor Alex Hall, who heads the UCLA Center for Climate Science, and whose climate research served as the impetus for much of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge goals will lead a 1,000-mile bike ride along the California coastline from Read more

Little snow has fallen this year on the granite walls above Yosemite Valley, as seen in this recent photo of El Capitan. Photo credit: Michael Macor, The Chronicle

SF Gate recently consulted with UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain (Institute of Environment and Sustainability) for an article about the declining snowpack in Sierra Nevada. Swain has been closely monitoring the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California Read more

Skirball Fire from Bel Air, Linda Flora. Fires like these will likely become more frequent in the Los Angeles region due to changes in climate patterns, UCLA climate experts say.
Judd Weiss; Instagram.com/JuddWeiss

A number of UCLA climate experts responded to recent Southern California wildfires with the same message – these events are a foreshadowing of conditions to come due to human-induced climate change. These researchers explained that the combination of an unusually wet winter last year with an unusually dry, warm summer and fall exacerbate fire risk. The wet winter prompts Read more