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Climate Change News & Events
Report: Climate Change and California Water Policy
News: November, 2008
Jay Lund, professor in civil and environment engineering, and a member of the Center for Watershed Sciences's Delta Solutions Project, announced the release of his coauthored paper with the Public Policy Institute of California entitled Adapting California’s Water Management to Climate Change. Sea level rise, increased flood frequency, and changes in water temperatures in stream and reservoirs are just a few of the climate change issues presented in this policy report. The full report is available at http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=851
And Justice For All
News: October 21, 2008
UC Davis professor, Julie Sze, talks about the challenges of helping disadvantaged communities deal with pollution and climate change at a local level. The article is online at: http://www.newsweek.com/id/165013
Climate Change and Water Adaptation Summit
Summit: November 13-14, 2008
The summit will bring together top experts from local water agencies, cities, state government, and those in the water community connected with state and federal water systems, to discuss the effects of climate change and adaptation on California's water management. The summit will address the challenges and opportunities facing California in the development of water policies in the face of climate change. More details at www.watereducation.org/conferences.
Forest Service launches online clearinghouse for climate change in the West
News: August 8, 2008
The U.S. Forest Service's three western research stations have officially launched a new online reference site for resource managers and decisionmakers who need information and tools to address climate change in planning and project implementation in the West. The Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) is a site that connects climate change information generated by the Forest Service with those who need it. The site is online at: http://www.fs.fed.us/ccrc
The Davis Junior High Global Warming Project and Bike/Walk to School Challenge
News: Spring 2008
Junior high school students in Davis, CA, were targeted in an outreach project combining interactive and hands-on information about global warming and carbon footprints with a bike/walk to school challenge. Read more...
New Book Examines World's Disappearing Glaciers
News: February 22, 2008
A new book co-edited by a UC Davis professor of environmental science and policy looks at the world's dying glaciers from all sides -- scientific, social and economic. "Darkening Peaks: Glacier Retreat, Science, and Society" brings together researchers from five continents to discuss how scientists study glaciers, how climate change is altering glaciers' size and distribution, and what effects those alterations have on human life. Orlove has studied the relations of people to places, plants and animals in Latin America, Africa and Australia. His current research focuses on climate, particularly the human dimensions of year-to-year climate variability, such as how people cope with El Nino events. He studies traditional forms of forecasting among peasant and indigenous people; the use of forecasts in modern societies; and the influence of globalization on current responses to climate variability. In addition to his faculty appointment at UC Davis, Orlove is an adjunct senior research scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University.