Climate Change in Redding CA

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This page is about the changing climate and energy transition in Redding

1.0 What to expect with Redding’s changing climate

2.0 The climate impacts on Redding are well under way

3.0 Climate Leadership in Redding (city officials)

4.0 Climate Orgs and Action Groups in Redding

5.0 Politicians from Redding on the Climate

1.0 What to expect with Redding’s changing climate

The 2020s – 2040s & 2070s – 2090s timelines here show Redding’s emerging new heat season. Look at the 11x increase in the number of days in Redding that reach past 106.˚ That’s from just 4 extremely hot day each year in the 1990s, to 51 in the 2070s. Some atmospheric scientists are dubbing this extended period of high heat a “Super Summer,” or a “Heat Season.”

Over the coming decades, heatwaves will arrive earlier in the Summer and persist further into the Fall. What is now one to three extremely hot days each summer will become a series of brutal, day and night heatwaves. Some of these “heat dome” events may sit on the region for a week or more. High temps in late-Spring and early-Fall will be considered usual weather.

Scientists: Cal-Adapt (Geospatial Innovation Facility, University of California, Berkeley).   Method: CalAdapt Data Visualization Tool for Projections of  Extreme Heat under High Emissions Scenario 8.5 (“Business as Usual” /  “Growing Pace,” where Emissions continue to rise strongly through 2050 and plateau around 2099).   Data: LOCA Downscaled Climate Projections (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Gridded Historical Observed Meteorological and Hydrological Data (University of Colorado, Boulder).  

Scientists: Cal-Adapt (Geospatial Innovation Facility, University of California, Berkeley).   Method: CalAdapt Data Visualization Tool for Projections of  Extreme Heat under High Emissions Scenario 8.5 (“Business as Usual” /  “Growing Pace,” where Emissions continue to rise strongly through 2050 and plateau around 2099).   Data: LOCA Downscaled Climate Projections (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Gridded Historical Observed Meteorological and Hydrological Data (University of Colorado, Boulder).  

2.0 The climate impacts on Redding are well under way.

3.0 Climate Leadership in Redding: What are your mayor and city officials doing about the local climate emergency?

4.0 Climate Orgs and Action Groups in Redding

5.0 Politicians from Redding on the Climate