Climate Change Science Updates

This page last reviewed September 24, 2014

The Air Resources Board staff provides biannual updates regarding the latest research findings on the science of climate change. Presentations for past climate change updates are provided below. To receive an email notification of additions to this page please subscribe to our climate change list serve.  From this link, you can also find a link to an archive of all prior broadcasts posted to this list server

For more information on the science of climate change updates, please contact Dr. Dongmin Luo, Air Quality & Climate Science Section Manager, Research Division, at 916-324-8496

Thursday, January 28, 2010 -- Sacramento Board Meeting

California's Plan for Adapting to Climate Change

More info? Get the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy  
Agenda Guest Presentation: Anthony Brunello

Thursday, July 23, 2009 -- San Diego Board Meeting

Overview, 2009 Haagen-Smit Symposium, “Addressing the Missing Piece of California’s Carbon Footprint: Non-Kyoto Pollutants, International Transport, and the Carbon Embedded in Imports" Agenda Staff Presentation

Thursday, November 20, 2008 -- Sacramento Board Meeting

Impacts of Climate Change on California: Scenarios Assessment Findings

More info? Get California Climate Action Team reports 
Agenda Staff Presentation

Thursday, June 26, 2008 -- Sacramento Board Meeting

Climate Change Impacts of Non-Kyoto Greenhouse Gases and Aerosols Agenda Guest Presentation: Prof. Michael Prather

Thursday, December 6, 2007 -- Los Angeles Board Meeting

Local Action: Part of the Climate Change Solution

More Info? is a resource for small businesses, individuals, local governments, and schools to learn about ways to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Agenda Staff Presentation

Thursday, June 21, 2007 -- Los Angeles Board Meeting

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Reports, Summary for Policymakers Agenda Staff Presentation


The IPCC has three working groups that deal with the scientific basis of global warming, its consequences, and options for slowing the warming trend. For each working group, the IPCC has released a " Summary for Policymakers".

For more background on IPCC history and process, click IPCC History and Process.

For the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), click IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change Science.

Thursday, January 25, 2007 -- Sacramento Board Meeting

Recent Scientific Finding from Climate Change Studies Post-Board Summary Staff presentation


James Hansen, Makiko Sato, Reto Ruedy, Ken Lo, David W. Lea, and Martin Medina-Elizade
Global Temperature Change
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, volume 103, number 39, September 2006

James Hansen, Larissa Nazarenko, Reto Ruedy, Makiko Sato, Josh Willis, Anthony Del Genio, Dorothy Koch, Andrew Lacis, Ken Lo, Surabi Menon, Tica Novakov, Judith Perlwitz, Gary Russell, Gavin A. Schmidt, and Nicholas Tausnev
Earth's Energy Imbalance: Confirmation and Implications
Science volume 308, number 1341, June 2005

David W. Pierce, Tim P. Barnett, Krishna M. AchutaRao, Peter J. Gleckler, Jonathan M. Gregory, and Warren M. Washington
Anthropogenic Warming of the Oceans: Observations and Model Results
Journal of Climate, volume 19, May 2006

Isabella Velicogna and John Wahr
Acceleration of Greenland Ice Mass Loss in Spring 2004
Nature, volume 443, September 2006

J.L. Chen, C.R. Wilson, and B.D. Tapley
Satellite Gravity Measurements Confirm Accelerated Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet
Science, volume 313, September 2006

J. Shukla, T. DelSole, M. Fennessy, J. Kinter, and D. Paolino
Climate Model Fidelity and Projections of Climate Change
Geophysical Research Letters, volume 33, L07702

David D. Doniger, Antonia V. Herzog, and Daniel A. Lashof
An Ambitious, Centrist Approach to Global Warming Legislation
Science, volume 314, November 2006

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