The first San Diego Climate Summit will take place at the Robert Paine Scripps Forum in La Jolla, Calif. The summit will feature a regional climate assessment titled “San Diego County ecosystems: The ecological impacts of climate change on a biodiversity hotspot.” Southwest CSC funding contributed to the summit and the assessment, and SW CSC researchers Dan Cayan and Alexander Gershunov contributed to the report.
According to the Climate Science Alliance website, “a team of ecologists and climatologists conducted a review of the most current, regionally specific climate information and paired that with current research on local species and habitats of the South Coast that are at risk due to climate variability and other stressors.” The summit will provide a forum where “regional environmental leaders will take an in-depth look at climate science and related issues, while engaging in a forum to discuss San Diego’s regional resiliency, built environment, and rich biodiversity.”
Registration costs are $65 per person. The day-long summit runs from 8:30a.m.-6 p.m. and will end with a closing reception.