Climate Change Science Updates

This page last reviewed August 4, 2017

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, March 23, 2017 -- Sacramento Board Meeting

Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy

Staff Presentation

Tuesday, May 19, 2016 -- Sacramento Board Meeting

Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy

More info? The Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy
Staff Presentation

Thursday, February 18, 2016 -- Sacramento Board Meeting

Update on Aliso Canyon Methane Leak

More info? Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak
Staff Presentation

Thursday, February 19, 2015 -- Sacramento Board Meeting

Climate Science 2015: Report to the Board on the IPCC and NCA

More info? Get the IPCC AR5 Report
Guest Presentation: Susanne Moser

Thursday, July 24, 2014 -- Sacramento Board Meeting

CARB’s Greenhouse Gas Measurement Program and the Megacities Carbon Project

More info?  ARB's Statewide Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Network;
NASA Megacities Project
Staff Presentation

Guest Presentation: Riley Duren

Thursday, May 24, 2012 -- Sacramento Board Meeting

California Actions to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

More info? IGSD: Effort to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
Staff Presentation

Guest Presentation: 

Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson    Dr. V. Ramanathan
Dr. Marc Fischer           Dr. Erika Sasser  
Mr. Durwood Zaelke      Dr. Alan Lloyd

Thursday, January 28, 2010 -- Sacramento Board Meeting

California's Plan for Adapting to Climate Change

More info? Get the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy
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" 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
Staff Presentation

Thursday, June 26, 2008 -- Sacramento Board Meeting

Climate Change Impacts of Non-Kyoto Greenhouse Gases and Aerosols 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.
Staff Presentation

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

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


Thursday, January 25, 2007 -- Sacramento Board Meeting

Recent Scientific Finding from Climate Change Studies 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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