For too long, climate change has been represented by melting icebergs and polar bears and many do not understand the impacts and how acting on climate can positively affect our lives. We need to help Angelenos understand the climate science so we can collaborate on creating a better city and improving lives.
Contextualizing climate change so that we can all work together on local solutions. By explaining the science of climate change, we can all better understand its effects on our region and support local climate action. By summarizing climate studies and news and putting them into a local context, we can help Angelenos understand the challenge and embrace the solutions.
To help understand the impacts of climate change in Los Angeles, we teamed up with the City of Los Angeles and UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability to publish a series of groundbreaking studies that reveal how climate change directly impacts Los Angeles. Using an innovative technique for applying global climate models to L.A. and the surrounding region to provide detailed projections of climate change, this research has brought climate projections down to the local level– identifying which neighborhoods will be impacted by temperature; snowfall; sea level rise; Santa Ana Winds; and more. These studies, along with other regional reports, are published on our KCETLink Climate Change LA website.