PREVENT AND PREPARE_
California is leading the way with prevention measures to reduce greenhouse gases, but no matter how quickly we cut our climate polluting emissions, climate impacts will still occur. Many impacts - increased fires, floods, severe storms and heat waves - are occurring already and will only become more frequent and more costly. There are many things we can do to protect against climate change impacts. Taking steps now to prepare for and adapt to climate change will protect public health and safety, our economy and our future.
NEWS AND EVENTS
- The January 2013 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Report Card (PDF file 1.85 MB) describes state agency actions being taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California, and summarizes the GHG reductions that have been achieved to date.
- Extreme Heat Adaptation Interim Guidance Document - The CAT Heat Adaptation Work Group has released an interim draft of its guidance to State agencies regarding extreme heat events.
- Third Assessment from the Climate Change Center
Local and statewide vulnerabilities to climate change, highlighting opportunities for taking concrete actions to reduce climate-change impact.
- Adaptation Planning Guide (APG). .
- CCST California Climate Change Research Database
Public database of climate change research projects and programs taking place in California.
- Resources Legacy Fund releases report detailing climate adaptation principles
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change in California: Nine Guiding Principles
EXPLAINING CLIMATE CHANGE
The National Research Council has developed a series of videos that explain how scientists have arrived at the state of knowledge about current climate change and its causes.