California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment provides information to build resilience to climate impacts, including temperature, wildfire, water, sea level rise, and governance. Here you can view a snapshot of the key findings of the Fourth Assessment. For additional information, please download the Key Findings brochure, “Our Changing Climate 2018.”
Statewide Summary Report
The Statewide Summary Report presents an overview of the main findings from California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment, to translate the state of climate science into useful information for action. This report presents findings in the context of existing climate science, including strategies to adapt to climate impacts and key research gaps needed to spur additional progress on safeguarding California from climate change.
File Size: PDF 10.2 mb |
Published: January 16, 2019
California’s Ocean and Coast Summary Report
This report synthesizes current scientific understanding about the impacts of climate change on California’s coast and ocean and presents a forward looking summary of challenges and opportunities for the future.
File Size: PDF 12.7 mb |
Published: August 27, 2018
Summary Report from Tribal and Indigenous Communities within California
The inaugural Tribal and Indigenous Communities Report showcases tribes’ innovative strategies and actions to address climate change. The report defines key climate impacts at the nexus of tribal lands, histories, and current conditions, describes stressors that amplify climate impacts within tribal communities, and proposes overall recommendations for future Assessment(s).
File Size: PDF 13 mb |
Published: September 28 2018
Climate Justice Summary Report
This report aims to synthesize existing research and new research from the Fourth Assessment in the form of a literature review of climate justice as it relates to climate adaptation in California.
File Size: PDF 27.8 mb |
Published: September 28, 2018