Effects of climate change in California Los Angeles
1) Climate Change Is Ruining Some Of The Best Things About Los Angeles
“Climate change will likely degrade LA’s ideal climate,” wrote Kahn. “In the future, LA’s climate will look like Jacksonville, Florida’s, climate today.”
2)Even in sunny L.A., warming climate may be the next big public health problem
“Most recently, the mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus, once found only in Africa and Asia, now breed all over the world, carrying the threat of new, sometimes deadly diseases.
The Aedes mosquitoes, which now live throughout Southern California, didn’t start spreading across the state until 2015, experts say. They prefer warmer climates. Last year was one of the hottest on record in the Southland, creating conditions “optimal for Aedes to expand,” said Kenn Fujioka, manager of the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District.”
3) How Can Los Angeles Adapt to Coming Climate Change?
Many environmentalists assume that big business is the cause of our environmental problems and that wise regulating government is the only honorable agent that can force these bad guys to act in the public’s interest. But in this case, it is government policies that are causing the adaptation challenge.
4) Framework for Addressing Climate Change in Los Angeles County
Parks are important for both climate change mitigation and adaptation. First, parks provide
beneficial environmental services. Trees in parks intake and store carbon dioxide (a prime
greenhouse gas). This process, known as carbon sequestration, helps offset the carbon emissions
from human activity that are causing climate change, making parks important to climate change
mitigation. Second, vegetation in parks makes them cooler than surrounding urban areas, reducing
the urban heat island effect wherein cities suffer from higher ambient temperatures than
surrounding rural, vegetated areas. Well-designed green space can also aid in the absorption of
rainwater to recharge groundwater supplies. Finally, parks provide an escape from the heat
during heat waves
5) How Climate Change Could Be the Ruin of Los Angeles
L.A. still gets nearly 90 percent of its drinking water from out-of-town resources, just as it has for more than a century. But the Sierra Nevada snowpack could shrink by as much as 90 percent by 2100, experts say. Runoff already peaks 10 to 15 days earlier today than it did 50 years ago, according to a 2008 Purdue University study.
6) Projected Climate Change Impacts to the Los Angeles and Ventura County Coastline
500,000 people, one million jobs, and $100 billion in property are threatened by climate
change along the California coast over the next century