Climate Change in California and Beyond


Setting Course for a Resilient Future

Climate change is rapidly emerging as the defining environmental issue of the 21st century, including in California. From drought and water scarcity to heat waves and sea level rise, the impacts will be felt across our state. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Join Chancellor Carol T. Christ as we kickoff the Berkeley 150 Roadshow lecture series featuring climate change experts David Ackerly, associate dean of Biological Sciences; Inez Fung, professor of atmospheric science; and Kristina Hill, associate professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design. They’ll share insights into how climate change is impacting our state, and the bold steps we’re taking to build a more resilient future for California and beyond.


Carol T. Christ

Carol Tecla Christ began her term as the 11th chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley on July 1, 2017. A celebrated scholar of Victorian literature, Christ is also well known as an advocate for quality, accessible public higher education, a proponent of the value of a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences, and a champion of women’s issues and diversity on college campuses.

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David Ackerly

Dean, College of Natural Resources
Professor, Integrative Biology
Co-director, Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology

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Inez Fung

Professor of Atmospheric Science
Department of Earth & Planetary Science
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

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