Tag: California Archives - Center for Climate and Life

September 3rd, 2019|

As Temperatures Rise, More California Forests Will Burn

Lamont climate experts Park Williams and Richard Seager discuss why California wildfires are expected to expand and intensify with climate change.

July 16th, 2019|

Study Bolsters Case That Climate Change Is Driving Many California Wildfires

A new study combs through the factors that can promote wildfires in California, and concludes that in many cases, warming climate is the decisive driver.

November 9th, 2018|

Yes, Climate Change is Making Wildfires Worse

Park Williams, a bioclimatologist and Center for Climate and Life Fellow, has found that rising temperatures influence wildfires in the American West.

May 30th, 2018|

Increasing Heat Is Driving Off Clouds That Dampen California Wildfires

A combination of urbanization and a warming climate are causing cloud cover to plummet in southern coastal California, leading to increased risk of wildfires.

May 30th, 2017|

Richard Seager Sees Hand of Climate Change in Drought

Seager, a climate scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discusses his research on drought in the North American Southwest.

February 15th, 2017|

In High Sierras, Remnants of Ice Age Tell a Tale of Future Climate

How did our climate system behave the last time it warmed up like it’s doing today?

California drying. (Dominick McPeak)
August 20th, 2015|

Warming Climate is Deepening California Drought

A new study finds that global warming has measurably worsened the ongoing California drought and holds warnings for the future.