The state on Tuesday released a batch of 34 scientific studies, titled "Changing Climate 2012," that examine how climate change is likely to impact California. Among the findings:
The state's electricity system is more vulnerable than was previously understood.
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is sinking, putting levees at growing risk.
Wind, waves and rising sea levels will worsen coastal flooding.
Animals and plants need connected "migration corridors" to allow them to move to more suitable habitats to avoid serious impacts.
Native freshwater fish are particularly threatened by climate change.
Minority and low-income communities face the greatest risks.
Local governments face many barriers to adapting to climate change.
To read the scientific studies, go to: http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/adaptation/third_assessment/
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