The California Energy Commission has published the Climate Change Assessment for the San Joaquin Valley Region, led by the University of California Merced. Dr. Angel Santiago Fernandez-Bou, researcher at UC Merced and current president of SEEN led an outstanding team of experts, including board members and volunteers at SEEN.
This report is one of the most important publications for the San Joaquin Valley ever accomplished. It orbits around the socioeconomic vulnerabilities of the San Joaquin Valley, where 55 % of the population lives in disadvantaged communities. The Valley has lost 95 % of its original wetlands, decreasing the region’s resilience to climate change. The document has a highlights and strategies section, five chapters about climate change effects on weather, climate, and infrastructure, ecosystems, agriculture, human dimensions, and mitigation and adaptation strategies.
The document is available in English and Spanish.
Citation (in bold the authors who are part of SEEN)
Angel Santiago Fernandez-Bou, J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida, Chantelise Pells, Leticia M. Classen-Rodriguez, Vicky Espinoza, Jose M. Rodríguez-Flores, Lorenzo Booth, Julia Burmistrova, Alan Cai, Ariadna Cairo, John A. Capitman, Spencer Cole, Humberto Flores-Landeros, Alexander Guzman, Mahesh L. Maskey, Dalia Martínez-Escobar, Pedro Andres Sanchez-Perez, Jorge Valero-Fandiño, Joshua H. Viers, Leroy Westerling, and Josué MedellínAzuara. 2021. Regional Report for the San Joaquin Valley Region on Impacts of Climate Change. California Natural Resources Agency. Publication number: SUM-CCCA4-2021-003.