Archive Tag: Climate Change

Wildfire scorches 25 acres near L.A.’s Griffith Observatory.

Alex Hall, UCLA atmospheric and oceanic professor, was featured on Sustaining California, a PBS Local series. During a recent episode titled, “SoCal Traffic Toll… & Wildfires and Climate Change”, Hall explains that fires are driven by dry and hot winds. When these winds increase in intensity, becoming hotter and drier, it leads to higher fire risk. Drawing from his research, Hall Read more

In their latest findings (pictured above) the research team found that under a “business as usual” scenario of greenhouse gas concentrations, extremely dry and extremely wet events become more common over the course of this century.

In the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge–funded project “The Future of Extreme Precipitation in California,” UCLA researchers at the UCLA Center for Climate Science are investigating the effects of climate change on extreme Read more

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