It takes 1.1 gallons of water to produce one single almond and California supplies 99 percent of all U.S. almonds. Amid a historic drought that has been linked to climate change, California’s state legislature is currently considering bills that aim to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades. What are the consequences of climate change and the drought? Is it too late to undo the damage that we've done? What consequences does the drought have on our health? Why should you care?
Join me for a conversation with the experts to discuss climate change and the California drought.
Ilissa Ocko is a Climate Scientist at Environmental Defense Fund. She researches the implications of short-lived climate pollutants on climate change and provides scientific guidance for climate-related work. Ilissa is also committed to communicating climate change science to non-experts through visuals, journalism, and presentations.