- Author: Chris M. Webb
UC has a great web site designed to inform the public and other UC scientists about the research they are doing related to climate change in California. It can be found at http://groups.ucanr.org/CAClimateChangeExt.
The site was designed by Monique Myers, UCCE coastal community development advisor for Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and Susan Schlosser, UCCE marine advisor for Humboldt and Mendocino counties. “The objective is to raise awareness and get good science-based information out to the public. By expanding the site to include pages that highlight researchers doing California climate change research at UC, I think the info will be useful to other UC researchers,” Myers said.
The site is extremely interesting and features researchers covering many fields including: plant science, biometeorology, hydrology, sustainable energy, oceanography, environmental policy, climatology, geochemistry and much more. Information can be viewed in text format, or by watching video interviews with the researchers. The interviews are segmented into “Quick Topics” which are about 2-3 minutes in length. Not only do the interviews extend information, but the researcher’s positive commitment and passion on the issues add a powerful and personal touch. Examples of Quick Topics include: Climate Change Impacts on Water Supply, The West is Particularly Vulnerable, Emissions Trading, Transportation Solutions, and Carbon Footprinting.
Further information about the scientists and their research projects and publications is easy to find. A section of further links provides direction for additional learning.