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Change in a Land of Extremes

By on May 10, 2017 in Events, News

What we know (and don’t know) about California’s climate future

Presented by Daniel Swain

May 20 3 – 5 pm

Krotona Hall, 2 Krotona St, Ojai, CA

California’s climate is characterized by extremes with wide historical swings between drought and flood. This reality has been recently underscored by the dramatic transition from the worst drought on record during 2012-16 to the wettest season on record in early 2017. But California’s climate has been shifting perceptibly in recent years as the world warms—and much larger changes are likely in store. Join our conversation focusing on the geographical and oceanic nuances that give California its unique climate, along with thoughts on why recent events may offer a preview of California’s climate future.

Suggested donation $5 – Students free!

Daniel Swain is a climate scientist in UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, where he studies the physics, dynamics, and impacts of the Earth’s warming atmosphere. A lifelong Californian, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Science from UC Davis and a PhD in Earth System Science from Stanford University. Daniel also authors the California Weather Blog at, providing in-depth discussions on California weather and climate-related topics in real time.

Presented in cooperation with the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and the Ojai Valley Green Coalition, and through a generous grant from the Shambron Family Foundation

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