Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences professor Alex Hall was quoted in the Los Angeles Times article, “Climate change won’t dry up Southern California, study finds“
The article summarizes the findings of UCLA professor Alex Hall that the Los Angeles region will expierence similar rainfall overall in the coming decades. The swings from dry to wet years will continue in the future even as overall preciptitation does not change drastically. This combined with warming temperatures will raise evaporation rates, reduce soil moisture and might lead to increased water demand.
“[O]verall percipitation is not likely to change dramamtically… Figuring out how to adapt to the natural variation is really key. When you factor in the warming — how you get through those dry periods is probably going to end up being the big challenge”, said Professor Hall to the newspaper.
The full text of the article can be found here.