Rain lingers over parts of California from big, slow-moving storm systems. Storms are still passing through this part of the state, but they’re not as big and they’re not as long-lasting as they were this time of year.
In this age of climate change, what it means for the environment, the economy and public health around the world is really a complex question.
But that’s the question we’re tackling in this week’s episode of “California Matters.”
We talk to California Department of Fish and Wildlife and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists who are tracking sea level rise impacts at the coast. And we talk to members of the Sierra Club who discuss climate change, water resources and the future of California.
Our guests include:
— Paul Rogers, senior water quality engineer at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
— Emily White, co-founder and executive director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond coal campaign in California.
— Michael E. Mann, director of the Earth Sciences Division of the Earth System Science Centers at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
And we check in with the folks at the California Environmental Protection Agency.
— Dan Bremner, a senior water quality engineer at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
— Jennifer Elleman, program director of the California Environmental Protection Agency, and Steve Johnson, general manager of the agency’s water and air quality programs.
We talked to a lot of experts, lots of scientists, lots of elected officials, lots of people from different walks of life, but we tried to ask the big questions, so we asked Mike and Eddy from “California Matters” to take us to a place where the issues are still unfolding.
They came to a place called San Luis Obispo, California, and we met a group of brave people who want to protect the coast from sea level rise.
We met the coastal city of Laguna.
We met the Sierra