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Sustainable California connects you to what your University is doing to ensure the future vitality of our state. Become part of how we are developing real-world solutions for all Californians so together we can meet the 21st century challenges of global climate change and increasing demands while maintaining California's unique biodiversity and sustaining the human and environmental health of California. Visit: uctv.tv/sustainable-cal

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Sustainable California connects you to what your University is doing to ensure the future vitality of our state. Become part of how we are developing real-world solutions for all Californians so together we can meet the 21st century challenges of global climate change and increasing demands while maintaining California's unique biodiversity and sustaining the human and environmental health of California. Visit: uctv.tv/sustainable-cal

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    Carbon Dioxide Removal

    Carbon Dioxide Removal

    In order to reach global net-zero emissions by 2050, we must remove CO2 from the atmosphere as well as prevent further emissions. Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) can be accomplished naturally -- through forests, soil sequestration, or mineralization -- and technologically. In fact, we will need both natural and technological CDR methods to get to net-zero. So what methods exist that remove carbon from the atmosphere? What are their respective costs, how do they compare, and which are already on the market? Series: "Sustainable California" [Science] [Show ID: 38045]

    • 13 min
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    Social Cost of Carbon

    Social Cost of Carbon

    Climate economists have created a value called the "social cost of carbon" in order to better understand the cost/benefit relationship of climate policies and regulations. The social cost of carbon is the cost to society from damages caused by a ton of CO2 emissions. This value is difficult to quantify, with factors such as future societal wealth and global climate damages (such as species extinction) that are impossible to know. Series: "Sustainable California" [Science] [Show ID: 38046]

    • 8 min
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    California's Path to Carbon Neutral

    California's Path to Carbon Neutral

    California is a pioneer in researching the impacts of and solutions to climate change. Getting to carbon neutral - or net zero carbon emissions - is key to curbing our increasingly warming planet. Dr. Roger Aines of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory talks with Climate Now's James Lawler about the latest research on ways to capture carbon. Series: "Sustainable California" [Public Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 37993]

    • 28 min
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    Recharge Net Metering (ReNeM)

    Recharge Net Metering (ReNeM)

    Recharge Net Metering (ReNeM) is a novel incentive program that encourages individual efforts to use excess surface water to improve groundwater supply and quality. ReNeM engages agencies, researchers, and regional stakeholders in collaboration towards common sustainability goals. A ReNeMe pilot program was launched in the Pajaro Valley, Central Coastal California. This short video describes the ReNeM program, how it is run, and the benefits it may provide. Series: "Sustainable California" [Science] [Show ID: 36130]

    • 4 min
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    Adaptable Societies

    Adaptable Societies

    Anthropogenic climate and environmental change are among the most immediate threats to global sustainability, including the sustainability of human populations. Although these changes are happening at a rate never recorded before, climate and environmental changes per se are not unprecedented. Moreover, prior environmental changes have sometimes been accompanied by social and technological innovations that mitigated the impact of environmental change on human populations. We explore two such episodes in the history of California, and ask what lessons they may hold for adaptable societies in the Anthropocene. Series: "Sustainable California" [Science] [Show ID: 35098]

    • 10 min
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    Water's Signature

    Water's Signature

    Katherine Markovich, PhD teamed up with fellow graduate students Stephen Maples and Lauren Foster in the NSF Climate Change Water and Society Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (CCWAS IGERT) to study water resources in Chile. Using water’s signature, the isotopic values for snow, rivers, and groundwater, Dr. Katie Markovich is developing an understanding of Chile’s water portfolio under different climate conditions. Like many of Graham Fogg’s students at UC Davis, she relies on high-powered models to describe future scenarios. California and Chile’s Mediterranean climate is changing, and hydrological research will help water managers in both areas prepare infrastructure for different conditions. Series: "Women in Science" [Science] [Show ID: 34329]

    • 7 min

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