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Climate change & water supply

Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Governor Brown Corrects Statement About LAX and Sea Level Rise

From the Los Angeles Times:

“An aide to Jerry Brown confirmed Wednesday that the governor was wrong when he said global warming would eventually cause rising seawater to inundate Los Angeles International Airport.”

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Brown Says Rising Sea Levels Could Force Costly Move of LAX

From the Los Angeles Times:

“California will face billions of dollars in spending to cope with the consequences of rising sea levels if low-lying communities along the coast are ultimately submerged, as scientists predict, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday.”

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Commentary: Welcome to the Era of Climate-changed Fire Seasons

From the Los Angeles Times, in a commentary by Scott Martelle:

“With triple-digit temperatures expected in parts of Southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday, it seems like an appropriate time to welcome you all to the new climate-warmed fire season.”

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Aquafornia news New York Times

Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans From Polar Melt

From The New York Times:

“A large section of the mighty West Antarctica ice sheet has begun falling apart and its continued melting now appears to be unstoppable, two groups of scientists reported on Monday.”

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Irreversible Collapse of Antarctic Glaciers has Begun, Studies Say

From the Los Angeles Times:

“A slow-motion and irreversible collapse of a massive cluster of glaciers in Antarctica has begun, and could cause sea levels to rise across the planet by another 4 feet within 200 years, scientists concluded in two studies released Monday.”

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Aquafornia news U.S. Department of the Interior

News Release: ‘National Climate Change Viewer’ Enables Focus on Future Climate-Driven Changes for U.S. Watersheds at Local Levels

From the U.S. Department of the Interior:

“Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today [May 8] unveiled the National Climate Change Viewer, a climate-visualization website tool from the Interior Department’s U.S. Geological Survey.
Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Editorial: No Denying It — Climate Change is Here – and Now

From The Sacramento Bee:

“Climate change isn’t news to Californians.”

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White House Turns to Weather Reporters for Climate Change News

From the McClatchy Washington, D.C., Bureau:

“President Barack Obama is holding interviews on the White House lawn today with meteorologists from across the country to publicize a new administration report that says the effects of ‘human-induced’ climate change are already being felt across the country — with rising seas along the coastline and wildfires scarring the West.”

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Editorial: How California Should Budget for Climate Change

From the Los Angeles Times:

“A new federal report on climate change released by the White House does not focus, as previous reports did, on predictions about the future but instead offers stark descriptions of the here and now: shorter winters, intensified storms, deepening drought, more frequent heat waves.”

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Aquafornia news New York Times

U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods

From The New York Times:

“The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more common and more severe, wildfires growing worse, and forests dying under assault from heat-loving insects.”

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Climate Change is Already Affecting All of U.S., Report Says

From the Los Angeles Times:

“Climate change is already being felt in every region of the United States, resulting in hotter summers, shorter winters, extreme precipitation, even worsening allergies that will change the way Americans live, according to a government report released Tuesday.”

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Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

Global-warming Threat to West Spelled Out In Report

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

“Dwindling water for farms, longer fire seasons and coastal flooding of homes and businesses await California as climate change intensifies, according to a federal report released Tuesday that details how global warming is damaging every region of the country.”

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Aquafornia news Associated Press

Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: Federal Report — Warming Disrupting Americans’ Lives

From the Associated Press:

“Global warming is rapidly turning America the beautiful into America the stormy, sneezy and dangerous, according to a new federal scientific report. And those shining seas? Rising and costly, the report says.”

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Aquafornia news Washington Post

For Obama, a Renewed Focus on Climate

From The Washington Post:

“The satellite images viewed by President Obama before a meeting with eight Western governors were stark, showing how snowpack in California’s mountains had shrunk by 86 percent in a single year.”

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New Report: Climate Change has ‘Moved Firmly Into the Present’ and Nation Needs to Adapt

From the McClatchy Washington, D.C., Bureau:

“Saying that climate change has moved from an issue for the distant future to one ‘firmly in the present,’ a federal scientific panel Tuesday released a report cataloging the impacts of such changes, saying some would actually be beneficial ‘but many more are detrimental.’”

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Commentary: Think the Climate Change Fight is Tough? What About the 17th Century Fight Over Math?

From the Los Angeles Times, in a commentary by Amir Alexander:

“Only a few thousand specialists in the world are qualified to offer deeply informed opinions about climate change, but this has not prevented millions of us from taking a stand on both sides of the issue.”

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Aquafornia news San Jose Mercury News

Climate Change: Pacific Ocean Acidity Dissolving Shells of Key Species

From the San Jose Mercury News:

“In a troubling new discovery, scientists studying ocean waters off California, Oregon and Washington have found the first evidence that increasing acidity in the ocean is dissolving the shells of a key species of tiny sea creature at the base of the food chain.”

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Commentary: The Great Dithering Over Climate Change

From the San Francisco Chronicle, in a commentary by Gabriel Metcalf:

“How much do you care about the future? If you’re like most people, you do care – but maybe not so much that you are willing to make radical changes to your life for the sake of things that will happen a hundred years from now.”

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Aquafornia news Associated Press

Study Links California Drought to Global Warming

From the Associated Press:

“While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it’s not done in real time. Now a Utah State University study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for a harsh winter that mercifully has just ended in many places.”

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Daily News

Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: Earth Day Look Back

From the Los Angeles Daily News:

“As millions around the world celebrate what is labeled the biggest secular holiday, Earth Day, local leaders say the successes since 1970 are many, but the problems — particularly the 800-pound gorilla of global climate change — have grown into a daunting challenge.”

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