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Climate change & water supply

Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Climate Change Threatens California and the World, Jerry Brown Says

From the Los Angeles Times:

“Gov. Jerry Brown continued to sound the alarm about climate change on Monday, saying people need to find a way to ‘live with nature’ and ‘not to collide with it.’”

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Studies: Wildfires Worse Due to Global Warming

From the Associated Press:

“The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports.”

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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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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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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: 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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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Climate Change is Here, Now. Will the World Act?

From the Los Angeles Times:

“There’s a new tone in the latest report on climate change from the United Nations’ expert organization on the subject.”

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Climate Change is Felt Globally and Risks are Rising, U.N. Panel Says

From the Los Angeles Times:

“Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday.
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White House Unveils One-stop Website for Climate Change Data

From the Los Angeles Times:

“As part of its campaign to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies.”

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Aquafornia news Associated Press

Obama Unleashing Power of Data on Climate Change

From the Associated Press:

“The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations. …

“The government also is working with several high-tech companies, such as Google, Microsoft and Intel, to come up with tools to make communities more resilient in dealing with weather extremes, such as flooding, heat waves and drought.”

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Aquafornia news Washington Post

Editorial: A Cloudy Forecast on Climate Change

From the Washington Post:

“Just how much will the Earth heat up over the next 100 or 200 years? Climate scientists are not able to predict with high certainty. They have estimated that average global temperatures will increase by 1.5 to 4.5 degrees Celsius — 2.7 to 8.1 degrees Fahrenheit — given a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.”

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Aquafornia news U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

News Release: What are Future Climate Projections for Precipitation, Temperature for Your County?

From the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS):

For the first time, maps and summaries of historical and projected temperature and precipitation changes for the 21st century for the continental U.S. are accessible at a county-by-county level on a website developed by the U.S.