Climate Change & The Future of Southern California
Climate Change and the Future of Southern California is an essays publication which introduces readers to the scenarios, impacts and potential responses with respect to climate change. It is written mainly from the perspective of Southern California. A primary objective is to disseminate information and perspectives about climate change, particularly with respect to its impacts under various scenarios, and to illustrate how Southern California could respond to address this global challenge.
It should be noted that this publication may not capture the full spectrum of opinions and perspectives on the science of climate change or its underlying causes. Discussions of this subject can be found from numerous sources. The primary intent of this set of essays is to focus on potential impacts and response options for the Southern California region. Our hope is to continue raising the awareness and understanding of climate change issues and facilitate constructive policy dialogues and actions.
Preparation of Climate Change and the Future of Southern California was guided by SCAG’s Benchmarks Task Force, consisting of local elected officials and regional issue experts in Southern California.