L.A.'s Climate Future: What's Coming and What We Can Do
An Oppenheim Lecture featuring Alex Hall, Professor, UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences & Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UCLA Fowler Museum, Lenart Auditorium
RSVP by Wednesday, May 8, 2013
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
About the Lecture
Scientists have been warning about the global impacts that climate change will bring over the coming decades, but what do those impacts mean for Los Angeles? Do they spell doom for life as we know it in our California paradise? To answer these questions, Professor Alex Hall will present the results of his ground-breaking research on the local impacts of global climate change. By downscaling global climate models to very high resolutions, Prof. Hall's work predicts the changes that will take place across the Los Angeles landscape, from warmer temperatures and more frequent extreme heat events to reduced snowfall in the region's mountain ranges. Attendees will come away with an understanding of the coming changes and the decisions we must make to adapt to the inevitable effects and prevent the avoidable ones.
Metered parking available in Lot 4
Inquiries: LSevents@support.ucla.edu or (310) 825-4038
The Oppenheim Lecture Series has been established at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability through a generous gift by Patricia Oppenheim and her family in memory of Rudi Oppenheim. This evening lecture series presents world class speakers to educate, inform and build community discourse about the diverse environmental problems of our time.