Climate Change in Southern California

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In 2007, then-Governor Schwarzenegger commissioned a study on the projected impacts of climate change on six areas of California. A more recent study documents what's in store for snow in the local mountains, comparing how it would change if emissions continue as usual and in case there's a major effort at mitigation. We hear about how climate change is likely to impact life in Southern California. We also hear from KCRW's Saul Gonzalez, who caught up with an archaeologist who's studied the prospect of sea levels rising.


Archaeolgist Brian Fagan (L) speaks with KCRW's Saul Gonzalez
on the beach in Malibu



  • Brian Fagan - University of California Santa Barbara
  • Dan Cayan - UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Alex Hall - professor in UCLA’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences


Warren Olney