Free Luncheon: The Future of Climate Change in Los Angeles
- October 30, 2012 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Free Luncheon Briefing
Professor Alex Hall will provide an intimate briefing of his recent mid-century temperature study explaining how and why LA will be a hotter city. He will also be able to discuss upcoming studies that reveal further chapters of our local climate story.
Climate change will change everything in Los Angeles. Come ask your most profound or most elementary questions!
Tuesday, October 30
11:00am – 1:30pm
~ Free lunch provided with reservation. ~
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Second floor, Room 2-456
700 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Attendance is limited.
Parking and transit: Public transit to the meeting is encouraged; MWD is located at Union Station. Parking is not provided but is available in paid lots surrounding Union Station.
Through the development of climate models, research indicates that by the mid-twenty-first century the Los Angeles region is likely to warm by 4.6 degrees Fahrenheit on average, with high elevations and inland areas warming up to 50 percent more than areas near the coast, particularly during the summer months. Heat extremes are likely to increase significantly; therefore, adaptation to a changing climate over the next few decades is inevitable for the Los Angeles region.
Dr. Alex Hall is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, teaching climate-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is the faculty director of the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions. Dr. Hall was a contributing author to the 2007 IPCC Fourth Scientific Assessment of Climate Change Working Group I report and a lead author for Chapter 14 of the Working Group I component of the upcoming IPCC Fifth Assessment, Climate Phenomena and their Relevance for Future Regional Climate Change.
Executive Director, Climate Resolve
The briefing is brought to you by Climate Resolve, LA’s climate change organization. For more information please contact: Climate Resolve, 1000 N. Alameda St. #240, Los Angeles, CA 90012;email@example.com; (213) 346-3200 x303.