Part I: The Problem

Coastal erosion, extreme droughts, heat waves, tree and marine die-offs, wildfires – these are all symptoms felt by Californians, who are just now beginning to come to terms with the state’s changing climate. Articles, videos and other features in this section of the “California Climate Crisis” special report website provide a detailed look into the ways the Golden State’s forests, beaches, inland waterways and population centers – as well as the air we breathe – are being affected by global warming.

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