“California’s droughts hurt fight against climate change. Study tells us why”

“Recent droughts across the West have belted drinking-water supplies, withered crops and fanned deadly wildfires. They’ve also squeezed hydroelectric facilities, with the less obvious side effect of hampering efforts to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. A new study out… Read More

“Winter is shrinking, Scripps study finds, posing new fire, water risks”

“His results were published this month in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, and presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C. Aerial photos and snow surveys illustrate how levels vary from year to… Read More

“California’s destructive summer brings blunt talk about climate change”

“Palm Springs had its warmest July on record, with an average of 97.4 degrees. Death Valley experienced its hottest month on record, with the average temperature hitting 108.1. Park rangers said the heat was too much for some… Read More

“Climate-Related Disasters Make It Harder to Buy Home Insurance in California”

“Insurers can calculate how likely your home is to burn down in a wildfire, or flood in a high tide, and for some time now they’ve been using climate science to shape those estimates. KQED Science Reporter Molly… Read More

“Climate change ruining California’s environment, report warns”

“Bigger, more intense forest fires, longer droughts, warmer ocean temperatures and an ever shrinking snowpack in the Sierra Nevada are “unequivocal” evidence of the ruinous domino-effects that climate change is having on California, a new California Environmental Protection… Read More

“Climate change ruining California’s environment, report warns”

“Bigger, more intense forest fires, longer droughts, warmer ocean temperatures and an ever shrinking snowpack in the Sierra Nevada are “unequivocal” evidence of the ruinous domino-effects that climate change is having on California, a new California Environmental Protection… Read More

“Scientists Say A Fluctuating Jet Stream May Be Causing Extreme Weather Events”

What surprised the scientists was that the jet stream’s meandering has become more frequent. “Since 1960 we get more years when the jet is in an extreme position,” Trouet says, either in its northernmost or southernmost position. She… Read More

“Climate change could bring much earlier water runoff in Sierra Nevada by century’s end”

“In a study published today in the Journal of Hydrometeorology, UCLA climate scientist Alex Hall and colleagues predicted that by the end of the 21st century, the runoff midpoint for snow and rainwater — the time of year… Read More

“Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions”

Here’s answers to the most commonly asked question about climate change. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/climate/what-is-climate-change.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

“HARVEY DIDN’T COME OUT OF THE BLUE. NOW IS THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE”

“NOW IS EXACTLY the time to talk about climate change, and all the other systemic injustices — from racial profiling to economic austerity — that turn disasters like Harvey into human catastrophes.” https://theintercept.com/2017/08/28/harvey-didnt-come-out-of-the-blue-now-is-the-time-to-talk-about-climate-change/