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San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Aug 24, 2015
<p>Scientists said unchecked climate change in California could raise sea levels from 2 meters to 5 meters and require the relocation of Los Angeles International Airport and San Diego International Airport, said UC San Diego Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan, an advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown on climate issues.</p>

Aug 24, 2015
<p>A new research center aimed at addressing how humans will live in a world shaped by <a data-ajax="false" data-transition="none" href="" rel="external">climate change</a> was established Monday in San Diego.</p> <p>Officials at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego announced the creation of the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at a morning press conference.</p>

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Aug 24, 2015
<p>A Del Mar energy executive gave UC San Diego $5 million Monday to help find ways to cope with the harmful impacts of the world&#39;s changing climate.</p> <p>Richard Hertzberg and his wife Carol used the money to create the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at UC San Diego&#39;s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a pioneer in climate change research.</p>

The New York Times
Aug 23, 2015
<p>&ldquo; &lsquo;They must have thought about that,&rsquo; &rdquo; Dr. Munk, now 97, recalled being told. But the young scientist persisted, calling in his mentor at the <a href="">Scripps Institution of Oceanography</a> near San Diego to help.</p>

NBC 7 San Diego
Aug 21, 2015
<p>New El Nino predictions are showing a stronger system than previously predicted. Ocean temperature patterns are showing a good chance for El Nino but it seemed that way last year, too, said Dan Rudnick from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. &ldquo;It kind of fizzled out,&rdquo; Rudnick said. &ldquo;But locally, it was quite strong and we had very warm temperatures. Some of the warmest we&rsquo;ve ever seen.&rdquo; According to the National Weather Service&rsquo;s Climate Prediction Center, a combination of things like air and ocean temperatures, the lack of rainfall and the odd summer rainfall are part of what they study to determine an El Nino year. Their latest report adds the weather patterns for July and they say it shows a greater chance of an El Nino.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Daily Mail
Aug 20, 2015
<p>Jeff Severinghaus of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography said if this report is Earth&#39;s annual checkup, &#39;the doctor is saying &#39;you are gravely ill.&#39;&#39;<br /> &nbsp;</p>

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Aug 20, 2015
<p>Citing a new report, Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that climate change is worsening the effects of California&rsquo;s four-year drought. &ldquo;New scientific reports now make it crystal clear that climate change is already affecting California and the Southwest in the form of higher temperatures and a more devastating drought. It&rsquo;s time for Republicans, foot-dragging corporations and other deniers to wake up and take sensible action before it&rsquo;s too late.&rdquo; The report supports previous studies by marine physicist Dan Cayan from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and Glen MacDonald, a professor of geography, ecology and evolutionary biology at UCLA. Both reported in October that rising air temperatures are aggravating a cyclical drought in the West.</p>

Los Angeles Times
Aug 15, 2015
<p>The strengthening El Ni&ntilde;o in the Pacific Ocean has the potential to become one of the most powerful on record, as warming ocean waters surge toward the Americas, setting up a pattern that could bring once-in-a-generation storms this winter to drought-parched California. During the second largest El Ni&ntilde;o on record, in the winter of 1982-83, damage was particularly severe along the coast, especially when powerful storms arrived as high tide surged onto the coast. &quot;Particularly at the end of January 1983, we had some very strong storm wave effects along the coast, and a lot of the vulnerable structures were lost that winter,&quot; said Dan Cayan, climate researcher with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the U.S. Geological Survey. &quot;Many locations along the California coast recorded their highest sea levels during that winter,&quot; he said.</p>

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Aug 15, 2015
<p>Saturday&rsquo;s heat wave blasted inland valleys and deserts, where temperatures soared well over 100 degrees and broke records, as unusually warm waters brought tropical fish closer to shore. Since late 2013, waters off the West Coast have been two to four degrees above normal, said Art Miller, head of the Oceans and Atmosphere Section at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.</p>

Alaska Public Media
Aug 12, 2015
<p>Researchers are cruising the Gulf of Alaska on the lookout for one of the world&rsquo;s rarest animals: the North Pacific right whale. Their needle-in-a-haystack quest is made slightly easier by one fact: These needles make noise. Bioacoustician Ana &Scaron;irović with Scripps Insitution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, studies right whales. She has heard the up-calls, down-calls and shotgun calls of right whales in the Gulf of Alaska, but said she&rsquo;s never seen one.</p>