California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment

Louise Bedsworth, Dan Cayan, Guido Franco, Leah Fisher, and Sonya Ziaja.
Created: 8/27/2018 - Updated: 9/05/2018

Abstract

California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment (Fourth Assessment) advances actionable science that serves the growing needs of state and local-level decision-makers from a variety of sectors. This cutting-edge research initiative is comprised of a wide-ranging body of technical reports, including rigorous, comprehensive climate change scenarios at a scale suitable for illuminating regional vulnerabilities and localized adaptation strategies in California; datasets and tools that improve integration of observed and projected knowledge about climate change into decisionmaking; and recommendations and information to directly inform vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategies for California’s energy sector, water resources and management, oceans and coasts, forests, wildfires, agriculture, biodiversity and habitat, and public health. In addition, these technical reports have been distilled into summary reports and a brochure, allowing the public and decision-makers to easily access relevant findings from the Fourth Assessment.

Published On

Monday, August 27, 2018

Keywords

Region: 
Scale: 
State / Provincial
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Temperature
Biodiversity
Culture / communities
Economics
Erosion
Fire
Flooding
Flow patterns
Growing season
Habitat extent
Infrastructure damage
Landslides
Ocean acidification
Precipitation
Public health risks
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Tourism
Water quality
Water supply
Water temperature
Sociopolitical Setting: 
Urban
Rural
Suburban
Industrial