The climate varies on all timescales: from months to decades to centuries. California is familiar with the year-to-year changes in the climate, such as El Niño, and the role of climate change related warming on drought events. But, what about the timescales in between? What about that 5-20 year time horizon on which planning, adaptation, and the evaluation of those decisions occurs?
Join Lisa Goddard, Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, as she discusses what we know about that important intersection between variability and change and provides some examples of research to address it, including what approaches can be used now to understand and plan for near-term climate change.