Climate-Change Resources

May 10, 2023

University of California UC ANR Green Blog (Climate Change and Other Topics) (full index)


     -  Save Trees First: Tips to Keep Them Alive Under Drought 

     - Landscaping with Fire Exposure in Mind:

     - Cities in California Inland Areas Must Make Street Tree Changes to adapt to Future Climate

photo of shade tree cooling street

Drought, Climate Change and California Water Management Ted Grantham, UC Cooperative Extension specialist (23 minutes)

Climate Variability and Change: Trends and Impacts on CA Agriculture Tapan Pathak, UC Cooperative Extension specialist (24 minutes)

California Institute for Water Resources (links to blogs, talks, podcasts, water experts, etc.)

UC ANR Wildfire Resources (publications, videos, etc.) (main website)

      -UC ANR Fire Resources and Information (main website)

            -Preparing Home Landscaping

UC ANR Free Publications (main website)

- Benefits of Plants to Humans and Urban Ecosystems:

 -Keeping Plants Alive Under Drought and Water Restrictions (English version)

  (Spanish version)

-  Use of Graywater in Urban Landscapes

-  Sustainable Landscaping in California


Other (Non-UC) Climate Change Resources

Urban Forests and Climate Change. Urban forests play an important role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Active stewardship of a community's forestry assets can strengthen local resilience to climate change while creating more sustainable and desirable places to live.

Examining the Viability of Planting Trees to Mitigate Climate Change (plausible at the forest level)

Reports and other information resources coordinated under the auspices of the United Nations and produced through the collaboration of thousands of international scientists to provide a clear and up to date view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. United Nations Climate Action

Scientific reports, programs, action movements and events related to climate change. National Center for Atmospheric Research (National Science Foundation)

Find useful reports, program information and other documents resulting from federally funded research and development into the behavior of the atmosphere and related physical, biological and social systems. Search and find climate data from prehistory through to an hour ago in the world's largest climate data archive. (Formerly the "Climatic Data Center") National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA)

Think tank providing information, analysis, policy and solution development for addressing climate change and energy issues (formerly known as the: "Pew Center on Global Climate Change"). Center for Climate & Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Mapping Resilience: A Blueprint for Thriving in the Face of Climate Disaster. The Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) was launched in July 2010 and is managed by EcoAdapt, a non-profit with a singular mission: to create a robust future in the face of climate change by bringing together diverse players to reshape planning and management in response to rapid climate change.

Cal-Adapt provides a way to explore peer-reviewed data that portrays how climate change might affect California at the state and local level. We make this data available through downloads, visualizations, and the Cal-Adapt API for your research, outreach, and adaptation planning needs. Cal-Adapt is a collaboration between state agency funding programs, university and private sector researchers

Find reports, maps, data and other resources produced through a confederation of the research arms of 13 Federal departments and agencies that carry out research and develop and maintain capabilities that support the Nation's response to global change. Global Change (U.S. Global Change Research Program)

The Pacific Institute is a global water think tank that combines science-based thought leadership with active outreach to influence local, national, and international efforts to develop sustainable water policies.

Making equity real in climate adaptation and community resilience policies and programs: a guidebook. 

Quarterly CA Climate Updates and CA Drought Monitor Maps (updated each Thursday)





By Janet Hartin
Author - Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor