In November of 2022, California state scientists released a new report that shows how the impacts of climate change are rapidly accelerating in the state. Key findings in the Fourth Edition of the Indicators of Climate Change in California report illustrate an exponential increase in wildfires and point to a hotter, drier environment driven by megadrought.
The Fourth Edition is the first to consider in detail the impacts of climate change on Tribal Nations within the state’s boundaries. Included in the tribal section is the Impacts of Climate Change on the Karuk Tribe report. Recognizing the Karuk Tribe’s accomplishments in researching/documenting climate vulnerabilities and its comprehensive climate adaptation planning work, state scientists collaborated with staff at the Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources to co-author this 28-page overview of climate change’s impacts on Karuk landscapes and cultural resources.
Read the full report or the two page brief to learn more!