Session 2: Is It Fair to Blame Climate Change for Everything?

Session description:
Multi-year drought, harsh floods, devastating wildfires…we’re told that extreme weather is becoming more common in California. State and local agencies are enacting climate change policies to combat its effects, but is climate change merely a scapegoat to absolve the state of poor planning? Hear from experts as they share the additional forces at play that led us to this point, and the actions we can take moving forward.

• Moderator: Fritz Coleman
• John R. Christy, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Earth Sciences and State Climatologist, University of Alabama in Huntsville
• Rong Fu, PhD, Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, UCLA
• Steve Greenhut, Western region Director, R Street Institute