Research Says Climate Change Impacts in L.A. Won’t Reverse

Even if we turned off all power, the damage has been done.

A project called “Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region,” led by UCLA professor Dr. Alex Hall, has revealed startling data on increasing temperatures and the loss of snowfall.

As part of Hall’s testimony at a state senate committee hearing late last year, he claimed that mitigation of warming expected to occur in the Los Angeles area would only reduce impacts from business as usual by 30 percent.

In other words, 70 percent of warming under a business-as-usual scenario will occur no matter what we do to reduce pollution or energy usage.

Moreover, Hall’s research projects snowfall at lower elevations to completely vanish by the end of the century without mitigation.

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