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KPBS
Aug 25, 2015
<p>The new research center announced in La Jolla this week will focus on practical applications for dealing with the consequences of climate change. The collaboration between UC San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, called the &quot;Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation,&quot; will promote cross disciplinary communication to find solutions for&nbsp; adapting to the potentially damaging changes that are coming. The center will be a portal through which to access research being done on climate change at both institutions, and a &quot;one-stop-shop&quot; for governments, organizations and individuals seeking help with issues that come up, according to Scripps director Margaret Leinen. &quot;We&#39;re not going to be telling someone how storm surge works, but who it&#39;s going to impact, and what can be done to mitigate the damage,&quot; she said.</p>

KPBS
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="http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/oct/01/san-diego-climate-researchers-say-ditch-2-warming-/" 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>

CBS 8
Aug 24, 2015
<p>When the boat The Horizon docked at the H&amp;M landing, shark divers said their experience swimming with sharks and other mammals was amazing, but turned magical when they spotted a pod of orcas swimming right next to their boat near Ensenada. The captain and his crew spotted the pod of orcas off the Baja coast near Ensenada during the last leg of their shark diving adventure in Guadalupe. According to Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, orca sightings off of Baja are not rare, but are unusual. In fact, they are considered transients that cruise the California coast all the time, according to Birch Aquarium Spokeswoman Hallie Johnson.</p>

Los Angeles Daily News
Aug 24, 2015
<p>Researchers from California&rsquo;s top universities agree with scientists across the globe that climate change is not some future threat but is already happening, causing extreme weather, record-breaking heat, mega wildfires and shifting migration patterns. 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 Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan, an advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown on climate issues.</p>

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>

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="https://scripps.ucsd.edu/">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>

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>

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>