Reports on the Third Assessment
from the California Climate Change Center

The State's third major assessment on climate change explores local and statewide vulnerabilities to climate change, highlighting opportunities for taking concrete actions to reduce climate-change impacts.

The third assessment, like its two predecessors, reflects a powerful collaborative process. Guided by a Steering Committee of senior technical staff from State agencies and outside scientific experts, 26 research teams from the University of California system and other research groups produced more than 30 peer-reviewed papers. They offer crucial new insights for the energy, water, agriculture, public health, coastal, transportation, and ecological resource sectors that are vital to California residents, businesses and government leaders.

About California's Climate Change Assessments

 



PIER Report Our Changing Climate 2012 Vulnerability & Adaptation to the Increasing Risks from Climate Change in California - Brochure. Publication # CEC-500-2012-007. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 16 pages, 1.8 mb)

 


Agriculture: Vulnerable but Adaptive


PIER Report Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in California Agriculture. Publication # CEC-500-2012-031. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 113 pages, 2.5 mb)

PIER Report Adaptation Strategies for Agricultural Sustainability in Yolo County, California. Publication # CEC-500-2012-032. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 205 pages, 2.3 mb)

PIER Report Toward a Vibrant, Prosperous and Sustainable Fresno County: Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Midst of Rapid Change. Publication # CEC-500-2012-055. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 114 pages, 2.1 mb)

 


California's Changing Climate





 


Coastal: Faster Rising Seas



PIER Report City of Santa Barbara Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Study. Publication # CEC-500-2012-039. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 89 pages, 3.7 mb)


PIER Report Characterizing Uncertain Sea Level Rise Projections to Support Investment Decisions. Publication # CEC-500-2012-056. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 44 pages, 1.1 mb)

 


Ecosystems: Changing Landscapes, Vulnerable Species, More Fire



PIER Report Climate Change Impacts on California Vegetation: Physiology, Life History, and Ecosystem Change. Publication # CEC-500-2012-023. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 89 pages, 2.3 mb)

PIER Report Consequences of Climate Change for Native Plants and Conservation. Publication # CEC-500-2012-024. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 58 pages, 1.7 mb)

PIER Report Identifying Vulnerable Species and Adaptation Strategies in the Southern Sierra of California Using Historical Resurveys. Publication # CEC-500-2012-025. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 141 pages, 3.6 mb)


PIER Report Decision-Making Under Uncertainty: An Assessment of Adaptation Strategies and Scenario Development for Resource Managers.. Publication # CEC-500-2012-027. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 166 pages, 1.6 mb)

PIER Report Projected Effects of Future Climates on Freshwater Fishes of California. Publication # CEC-500-2012-028. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 60 pages, 684 kb)


PIER Report Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in The San Francisco Bay Area. Publication # CEC-500-2012-037. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 55 pages, 2.1 mb)

 


Energy: Meeting Growing Demand in a Warming World





 


Health: Many Opportunities to Reduce Social Vulnerability


PIER Report Socio-Economic Vulnerability to Climate Change in California. Publication # CEC-500-2012-013. Posted: August 2, 2012. (PDF file, 77 pages, 1.9 mb)


 


San Francisco Bay: A Regional Focus


PIER Report The Impacts of Sea Level Rise on the San Francisco Bay. Publication # CEC-500-2012-014. Posted: August 2, 2012. (PDF file, 32 pages, 1.5 mb)


PIER Report Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in San Francisco Bay: Results from Case Studies. Publication # CEC-500-2012-034. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 186 pages, 3.2 mb)

PIER Report Impacts of Climate Change on San Francisco Bay Area Residential Electricity Consumption: Evidence From Billing Data. Publication # CEC-500-2012-035. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 30 pages, 549 kb)

PIER Report Climate Change Adaptations for Local Water Management in The San Francisco Bay Area. Publication # CEC-500-2012-036. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 63 pages, 1.4 mb)

PIER Report Community-Based Climate Adaptation Planning: Case Study of Oakland, California. Publication # CEC-500-2012-038. Posted: August 2, 2012. (PDF file, 86 pages, 1.9 mb)

PIER Report Impacts of Predicted Sea-Level Rise and Extreme Storm Events on The Transportation Infrastructure in The San Francisco Bay Region. Publication # CEC-500-2012-040. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 80 pages, 3.9 mb)

PIER Report Climate Change Scenarios for the San Francisco Region. Publication # CEC-500-2012-042. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 22 pages, 631 kb)


 


Water: Every Drop Counts



PIER Report Climate Change and Water Supply Security: Reconfiguring Groundwater Management to Reduce Drought Vulnerability. Publication # CEC-500-2012-017. Posted: July 31, 2012. (PDF file, 80 pages, 1.2 mb)