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New Report Details Global Warming Impact for California

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posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 02:37 PM
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Description - The California Climate Action Team has released a summary report of 17 scientific studies examining the potential impacts of climate change on California. Today, officials discussed the report, the science and what the state is doing to take action on reducing heat-trapping gases that threaten to cause more frequent coastal floods, rising sea levels, beach erosion and disruptions to wetlands.



Newswise — The California Climate Action Team has released a summary report of 17 scientific studies examining the potential impacts of climate change on California. Today, officials discussed the report, the science and what the state is doing to take action on reducing heat-trapping gases that threaten to cause more frequent coastal floods, rising sea levels, beach erosion and disruptions to wetlands. The presentation was held at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

“The potential impacts of global warming are unmistakable, adding more days of deadly heat, more intense and frequent wildfires, shorter supplies of drinking water and serious public health risks,” said Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection. “That’s why Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger set aggressive goals to reduce greenhouse gases. The actions we take today will impact the climate inherited by our children and grandchildren.”

“Gov. Schwarzenegger is taking action by producing realistic goals that will allow us to manage global warming,” said Secretary for Resources Mike Chrisman. “This report will educate the public in a clear way so that our natural resources will be protected for future generations.”

The summary report titled “Our Changing Climate: Assessing the Risks to California” was a collaborative effort of the California Center for Climate Change, the only state-funded climate research center in the nation, a virtual center established by the California Energy Commission. The summary report is a compilation of the science included in the Climate Action Team report that was released in April.

“Scripps and UC San Diego have been at the forefront of climate change research for 50 years, beginning with Roger Revelle and Charles Keeling’s groundbreaking studies of atmospheric carbon dioxide,” said UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. “This university has a long-standing commitment to environmental initiatives, both through scientific research and the campus’ many green practices. The contributions made by Scripps scientists to this report underscore our commitment to working in tandem with the State and other California partners to address the very serious challenges presented by climate change.”

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A new press release just out today on a new report that details the potential impact of global warming on the environmental infrastructure of California. There is a link for thefull report at the bottom of the press release. While this report addresses the envirmental impact of global warming on California, the damage reported is happening accross the country and the world.

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posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 09:12 PM
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California has the worst air pollution in the US. I once lived there, and had numerous respiratory problems. I convinced my mother not to move back down there, as she sufferes from lung disease.

Strangely enough, however, when looking at a drought map of the US, california, except the southern/imperial valley parts, is quite normal.



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