LA is famous for its climate. People flock to the region from across the world because of its stunning, natural beauty and rich, diverse cultural opportunities. As climate impacts increase, we can work together to protect our region.
Climate change is driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, and we are already experiencing its effects.
Even if global greenhouse gas emissions were drastically reduced, the climate would continue to change through midcentury.
However, reducing greenhouse gas emissions now will help avoid the most severe impacts of climate change predicted to occur after midcentury.
In Los Angeles, anticipated climate change impacts include hotter temperatures and more severe heat waves, threats to our water supply, larger and more frequent wildfires, and rising sea levels.
Higher temperatures will contribute to more smog, increase the incidence of vector-borne diseases, lead to electricity outages, and affect agricultural crops.
This report explores five sectors and shows how they are interconnected.