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Climate Change in California: Risk and Response

Fredrich J. Kahrl and David W. Roland-Holst

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271814
eISBN:
9780520953802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271814.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

California is synonymous with opportunity, prosperity, and natural beauty, but climate change will change the state's future and image. How can we expect the economy, natural resources, public ... More


Revelation or Revolution?: How California Can Adapt and Even Benefit from Climate Change

Fredrich Kahrl and David Roland-Holst

in Climate Change in California: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271814
eISBN:
9780520953802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271814.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Is climate change a curse of industrialization or an opportunity? This book has presented a case for the latter, arguing that a proactive approach to mitigation and adaptation will present a new ... More


Introduction

Fredrich Kahrl and David Roland-Holst

in Climate Change in California: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271814
eISBN:
9780520953802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271814.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Climate change portends dramatic adjustments to our natural world and the way we live in it. In California, many of the challenges of adapting to a changing climate are institutional, requiring ... More


Economic Perspectives on Climate Adaptation

Fredrich Kahrl and David Roland-Holst

in Climate Change in California: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271814
eISBN:
9780520953802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271814.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

A changing climate creates both economic risks and rewards, but these are very uncertain and are spread unevenly across space, time, and society. Climate-change adaptation thus presents complex ... More


Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing

Fredrich Kahrl and David Roland-Holst

in Climate Change in California: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271814
eISBN:
9780520953802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271814.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Climate change is expected to present a wide range of challenges to California agriculture, forestry, and fishing, some of which (e.g., CO2 fertilization) are expected to be positive, while others ... More


Water

Fredrich Kahrl and David Roland-Holst

in Climate Change in California: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271814
eISBN:
9780520953802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271814.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

California's economy, society, and institutions have evolved with the politics of water. Similarly, many of the most challenging aspects of climate adaptation will arise from impacts on allocation of ... More


Energy

Fredrich Kahrl and David Roland-Holst

in Climate Change in California: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271814
eISBN:
9780520953802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271814.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Many components California's energy system, including conversion, distribution, and use, are vulnerable to climate change. In this chapter, we focus on the two most prominent of these:reductions in ... More


Transportation

Fredrich Kahrl and David Roland-Holst

in Climate Change in California: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271814
eISBN:
9780520953802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271814.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Climate change is of critical importance to the future of transportation in California. It is obvious that climate and weather have large potential impacts on transportation systems. In addition, ... More


Tourism and Recreation

Fredrich Kahrl and David Roland-Holst

in Climate Change in California: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271814
eISBN:
9780520953802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271814.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

At lower levels of warming, climate change could have both positive and negative impacts on California's tourism and recreation industry. Some summer activities (e.g., golf) could see benefits, while ... More


Real Estate and Insurance

Fredrich Kahrl and David Roland-Holst

in Climate Change in California: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271814
eISBN:
9780520953802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271814.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

For California, asfor most of the developed world, property values are the largesteconomic climate risk.The extent of this risk and the allocation of exposure depend on how much property is located ... More


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