Coming soon: 2021 California Resilience Challenge Grant Program

Climate change is pushing California’s already volatile climate towards greater extremes. Over the past decade, record droughts, floods, wildfires, and extreme heat events have threatened communities across the state. The California Resilience Challenge is a statewide effort, led by businesses and a diverse range of partners, to build local climate resilience and support a shared vision for a resilient California in the face of increasing climate threats.

Climate change is causing California’s already volatile climate to produce increasingly extreme droughts, floods, heatwaves, and wildfires.

Fire

Up to 40 percent of California’s landmass now has an elevated or extreme level of fire danger.

Drought

The recent drought was the most severe in 1,200 years. State officials estimate the Sierra snow pack, the source for over one-third of California’s water, will shrink up to 65 percent by 2100.

Flood

Sea levels are projected to rise between 7-23 inches by 2050, and more extreme storms will cause inland flooding.

Heat

August 2020 was the hottest month in state history and saw the hottest temperature ever recorded on the surface of the earth, threatening vulnerable populations.