Climate Change Poses Immediate Threat to California

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Sunday, May 13, 2018
air, air pollution, climate change

A report released by the California Environmental Protection Agency says that climate change poses and immediate threat to California.

Lawmakers have taken the report seriously. The California Energy Commission have voted to require solar panels on all new homes.

The report says that average night temperatures have risen, spring runoff from the Sacramento River has decreased, and more wildfires are burning.

Other findings outlined in the report include an increase in extreme heatwaves and droughts since 1950. Lake Tahoe warmed by one degree since 1970. The mean sea level in San Francisco has risen 7 inches since 1924. Oxygen depletion has also been detected in the water off San Diego.



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