[February 3rd, 2023] The WORLDWIDE PREMIER of: Sonoma County Climate 2050.
What you will see is a 25 minute video featuring Dr. Emily Schoerning from American Resiliency.
I asked her to do the research using the US Government’s resources to show what Climate change is expected to happen here. In discussions amongst people in our community, I narrowed the focus of this video to the five questions that I found had the most common interest. In 2050 in Sonoma County, will there be fires, will there be fog, how much heat, how much water, and what’s gonna be growing here. I also asked a bonus question and the bonus question is…
… Where can we go right now to look at the climate of Sonoma County in 2050? Where in the world is that climate right now? What are they growing, and how are they living?
Resources noted in the video
groundwater sustainability plan. Sonomacountygroundwater.org
adaptation partners. adaptationpartners.org
There are more modeling resources found in the video that we haven’t yet posted the links here.
Send any questions to Carbon@rahus.org
Additional Climate Adaptation resources
Climate Hazard Exposure
- Multiple hazards:
- The California Heat Assessment Tool (CHAT) Opens in new Window. provides health-informed heat thresholds for communities and examines the projected future frequency and severity of local heat waves under climate change.
- Sea level rise and coastal hazards:
- The Our Coast Our Future Flood Viewer Opens in new Window. provides visualizations of coastal flood and erosion projections under a variety of sea level rise and storm scenarios.
- Inland flooding:
- The FEMA National Flood Hazard Layer ViewerOpens in new Window. shows the current effective flood data for the United States. It shows effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) databases and Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs).
- The California Public Utilities Commission Fire-Threat Map Opens in new Window. shows the extent of Tier 2 (Elevated) and Tier 3 (Extreme) CPUC Fire-Threat areas.
Impacts of Climate Change on People and Sectors
- The California 4th Climate Assessment Opens in new Window. provides an overview of updated climate science for California and a better understanding of potential climate impacts across sectors and populations, as well as potential actions for building resilience.
- The California Emergency Response Infrastructure Climate Vulnerability Tool Opens in new Window. provides visualizations of a number of potential climate impacts to critical emergency response infrastructure throughout the state, including the number and value of assets affected by coastal flooding and wildfire.
- CalEnviroScreen Opens in new Window. is published by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and is a mapping tool that helps identify which California communities are most affected by pollution, including consideration of which populations are more vulnerable to pollution due to environmental, health, and socioeconomic factors.
- California Healthy Places Index Opens in new Window. provides geospatial information on factors that influence public health, including housing, transportation, education, environment, healthcare, and more.
- Climate Change & Health Vulnerability Indicators for California Opens in new Window. (CCHVIs) provides visualizations of environmental exposure, population sensitivity, and adaptive capacity indicators of public health.
Potential Actions for Resilience and Adaptation
- The Adaptation Capability Advancement Toolkit Opens in new Window. helps local governments understand what barriers they face and capabilities they possess in terms of pursuing climate adaptation. The toolkit also helps them identify how to overcome such barriers and opportunities for building their capability.