Water and Climate Change: Managing Unavoidable Impacts – Avoiding Unmanageable Impacts

Published: January 9, 2009
Author: Peter Gleick

On January 9, 2009, Dr. Peter H. Gleick, addressed legislators and staff from the House of Representatives and the Senate on “Climate Change: Intersections of Science and Policy” in two briefings sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Gleick, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a MacArthur Fellow, and one of the world’s leading authorities on water, advised that both mitigation of and adaptation to climate change must be pursued as we face a hotter world with uncertain changes in precipitation, extreme weather events, dramatic changes in snowfall and runoff timing, and rising sea level.

Download the presentation (PDF).

Read the Pacific Institute national water budget recommendations (PDF).

Read the press release.