Climate Change

Becoming Arizona

July 16, 2020
Triple Threats During Triple Digits

By Kat Kelin on July 15, 2020

"We began this series nearly a year ago, after another very hot summer. We end it in a changed world.

In some ways, the end brings us back to the beginning. By 2100, Sacramento is still expected to feel more like Phoenix or Tucson. That is still going to affect our lands, our health and our quality of life, especially for the most vulnerable among us. We still need solutions that both prevent future climate change and adapt to the changes already here.

Top UC Davis Graduate to Pursue Studies in Climate Change Fiction

June 10, 2020
An English major — who aims to use fiction to address climate change and help its refugees —  will be honored as the top graduating senior at the University of California, Davis, during its online graduation celebration for undergraduates this Friday (June 12)

California’s Climate Refugia: Mapping the Stable Places

June 08, 2020
Some landscapes can hold their own against climate change better than others. A study from the University of California, Davis, maps these places, called 'climate refugia,' where existing vegetation is most likely to buffer the impacts of climate change through the end of the century.

Evolution and Ecology Seminar with Dr. Kari Norgaard

Dr. Norgaard is a community engaged scholar whose work addresses critical environmental justice issues including food sovereignty, settler colonialism and climate adaptation. Her work with the Karuk Tribe is particularly notable.

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How Can Agriculture Be a Part of the Climate Solution?

January 10, 2020
Professor Benjamin Houlton, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment and champion of the One Climate Initiative says carbon farming is the key to help solve climate change. His mission is to counteract a simple, startling fact: A single carbon dioxide molecule remains in the atmosphere for more than 100 years, locking us into climate change in the future.

Dialogues and Discourse

Science and the Social License

The world’s population is expanding, food demands are rising, and climate risks are becoming more disruptive.

United Nations Day

The Sacramento Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA) invites climate experts to present on the current fight against climate change and the steps that NGOs, local and world governments have taken (or haven't) to address this climate disaster in the making.

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The nitrogen dilemma: can we reduce fertilisers and still feed the world?

October 16, 2019
Excessive use of nitrogen-based fertilisers is contributing to numerous environmental problems, but a more balanced approach is necessary if the world’s growing population is to be fed. The global nitrogen challenge therefore involves both reducing fertiliser use, and getting it to where it’s needed most.