We are using the best available science and research to learn deeply about climate threats and solutions, educate Californians and the Legislature, inspire people to take action, and ultimately influence policy and legislation that prioritizes the communities most impacted by climate change.
Climate change poses an existential threat to California’s ecosystems, habitats, wildlife, and people.
Rising temperatures contribute to more frequent and severe wildfires that threaten critical habitat and endanger wildlife. Droughts, heatwaves, and shifting precipitation patterns affect the quality, size, and location of plant and animal habitats.
Sea level rise increases storm surge, accelerates shoreline erosion, and may submerge low-lying areas. This can threaten coastal habitats, damage park infrastructure, and cut off access to the shoreline.
Climate change can affect the health and function of many ecosystems and species. Shifting habitats can also change the distribution of plants and animals, and potential habitat loss can threaten species’ survival.