© 2022 KVPR | Valley Public Radio - White Ash Broadcasting, Inc. :: 89.3 Fresno / 89.1 Bakersfield
NPR For Central California
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local News

New report predicts rising heat and health declines in the San Joaquin Valley

Climate Report.jpg
UC Merced
Angel Santiago Fernandez-Bou (left) and Jose Pablo Ortiz-Partida (right)

Annual average temperatures in the San Joaquin Valley could rise by 4 degrees within the next three decades, according to a new regional climate change report co-authored by UC Merced researchers Drs. Angel Santiago Fernandez-Bou and Jose Pablo Ortiz-Partida. Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke with them about how the changing climate will impact the region's most vulnerable communities.

Related Content
  • Around the world this year, we've watched fires burn, temperatures plummet, drought worsen and floods engulf towns. Yet, while it sounds grim, the year was not without its moments of hope.
  • A list of resources for those struggling with anxiety and paralysis in the face of impending climate change.
  • NPR's David Kestenbaum reports that a new study shows how shifts in the world's climates will affect outbreaks of infectious diseases such as malaria. But even the study's own researchers say that despite advanced technology, it's still very difficult to make detailed, accurate predictions in this field.
  • Wildfires have burned in six states on the west coast. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Char Miller, Director of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College about the the fires and climate change.