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132nd MEETING OF THE LYNCEAN GROUP OF SAN DIEGO

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 11:30 AM

Location: Southwestern Yacht Club
2702 Qualtrough Street
San Diego, CA 92106 (Point Loma)

Speaker:  Richard Norris
Professor of Paleobiology
Geosciences Research Division
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego

Topic:  Climate Change – Future California: if you know what’s coming, you can change it

Abstract:
Projections of the future of California over the next 50-80 years suggest significant changes in our state’s water and energy availability, vegetation, agriculture and health as a function of climate change and growing human population. Many future trends are negative compared to today including water storage, fire risk, heat stress, air pollution, coastal erosion and urbanization.  Others, including precipitation, coastal fog, and marine fisheries are comparatively unchanging. Projections of the future state of California provide insight where social action, planing and political change could change our trajectory as a state. The possible futures of California also point to areas where individuals may take action in terms of where they invest, live and retire.