The realities of global warming have just become a lot more local. “Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region,” released yesterday just as summer begins, is touted as the first study to make unique regional and city climate change predictions. The research findings by UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability shows that the heat is on across Southern California including SanTana.
The data charts predict that, by mid-century, the average annual temperature in the city chosen as an example location for OC will rise by 3.9 degrees and in the worst case scenario as much as 6.4 degrees. Researchers hold that extremely hot days over 95 degrees will see a three-fold increase while twenty-three additional days in all will send the mercury rising above 87.8 degrees. Feeling those beads of sweat on your forehead yet?
Read more about how OC will be impacted by global warming on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post: