Study Shows Significant Temperature Changes to LA Region With Unprecedented Detail
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and UCLA will release a groundbreaking climate change study at 11 AM on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Vista Hermosa Park, 1200 W. Colton St. & 200 N. Bixel St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
To meet the challenge of adapting to climate change, the City of Los Angeles commissioned UCLA, with funding from the Department of Energy, to forecast what the Los Angeles regional climate will look like in 30 to 50 years.
Previous global climate models have proven too coarse for Los Angeles City and regional planners with 100-200 kilometer resolutions. The new UCLA study, “Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region,” forecasts temperature changes from 2041 to 2060 down to a two kilometer resolution. With forecasting focused down to the neighborhood level, City and regional planners can begin preparing for Los Angeles’ climate future.
“Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region” will be the first study released from the on-going City and UCLA project ”Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region.” Future results will cover other elements of climate change including precipitation, Santa Ana winds, soil moisture, and coastal fog.
The location of the press conference, Vista Hermosa Park, incorporates climate mitigation and adaptation features including green roofs, permeable paving, rain retention, and localized drip irrigation.
- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
- Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky
- General Manager of the LA Department of Water and Power Ron Nichols
- UCLA Professor Alex Hall, climate change expert and lead author of “Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region” and UCLA’s “Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region” project
- Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross, Los Angeles Region, Paul Schulz
- Managing Director Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC) and Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions Paul Bunje
- Founder and President of TreePeople Andy Lipkis
- Los Angeles City Department heads, NGOS, and community members
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and UCLA will release a groundbreaking climate change temperature forecast.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Vista Hermosa Park
1200 W. Colton St. & 200 N. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012