For Immediate Release: July 27, 2012
Media Contact: Alison apRoberts (916) 654-4989
Clark Blanchard   (916) 651-7585

MEDIA ADVISORY

New Research on Climate Change in California to be Released
Scientific Reports Highlight Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities for Action

What: The California Natural Resources Agency and the California Energy Commission will release "Our Changing Climate 2012," an overview of independent scientific studies that will inform policymakers on how to help state and local communities survive and thrive as the climate changes. The reports comprise the State's third assessment from the California Climate Change Center since 2006.

When: Tuesday, July 31, at 10 a.m.

Where: California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA)
State Operations Center Media Room
3650 Shriever Avenue
Mather, California 95655

Why: This report provides new data about climate change, including findings from regional and local studies that provide tools communities can use to take effective action. More than 25 research teams from University of California and other leading academic institutions conducted the studies.

This assessment follows up on discussions and topics presented at the Governor's Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California's Future, held last December in San Francisco. It will also provide a foundation for the 2012 Climate Adaptation Strategy (expected in December 2012), an update of California's pioneering 2009 Climate Adaptation Strategy.

Who: John Laird, Secretary, Natural Resources Agency
Robert B. Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission
Ken Alex, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Brown and Director of the Office of Planning and Research
Chief Ken Pimlott, Director, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Susanne Moser, Ph.D., Social Science Research Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University; Director and Principal Researcher, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting

Webcast: http://bit.ly/CalEMA-LIVE

NOTE: Media/Press credentials are required to attend this event.

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