New report paints a grim picture of climate change accelerating in California

Nov 8, 2022 at 10:25am

Jessica Wolfrom

California continues to break records of the wrong kind: record-high temperatures, record-low snowpack, historic drought and unprecedented wildfires.

These are the fingerprints of climate change — and its impacts are hitting California faster and with greater intensity than previously expected. That’s according to a new report released by state scientists last week that painted a grim picture of climate change’s grip on the Golden State.

The fourth edition of “Indicators of Climate Change in California,” from the state’s Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, comes as world leaders are gathering in the Egyptian resort town Sharm el-Sheikh this week for COP27, the UN's global climate summit.

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