Presentation: What Climate Change Means for the Sierra Nevada - and California

Secretary of State Building Auditorium, 1500 11th St, Sacramento

Californians have witnessed first-hand the consequences of hotter-than-normal temperatures and a smaller-than-normal Sierra Nevada snowpack. UCLA professor Alex Hall and his research team have set out to understand future impacts of climate change on the mountain landscapes we love and the snowpack upon which California depends for its water resources. Using innovative techniques to bring global climate model projections to very high spatial resolution, the UCLA team has produced first-of-their-kind future climate projections that capture the intricate physical processes affecting climate in the Sierra. In this talk, Dr. Hall will present key findings and discuss what they mean for decision-makers, resource managers, and anyone interested in the fate of California's iconic mountain range and its unique ecosystems.

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