Climate modeling helps us understand what the future may look like based on our actions, or lack of actions. This lively explanation what's measured, and how models have become more reliable over time. Note: Later in the video presentation some content about extreme climate events may be troubling to sensitive viewers.
To understand the effects of climate change, one needs to understand the ecosystem as a baseline. There are only a handful of mediterranean-climates ecosystems in the world. And they all occur on the west coast of continents. The video below explains why California's coast is one.
Climate Change in California and What's Happening Now
Use this link to access the California State Climate Summaries 2022.
The key messages are:
This page contains content learned from the UC Climate Stewards course in August 2022.