The Science of Sustainability

Climate Watch: California at the Tipping Point

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The world's climate is changing and California is now being affected in both dramatic and subtle ways. Get an in-depth look at the science behind climate change as we explore the environmental changes taking place throughout the state.

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Category: Climate, Environment, Television

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Chris Bauer is a Freelance Media Producer with over 20 years experience working in broadcast television; producing sports, history, technology, science, environment and adventure related programming. He is a two-time winner of the international Society of Environmental Journalists Award for Outstanding Television Story and has received multiple Northern California Emmy Awards. Some of his Quest stories have been featured in the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, United Nations Association Film Festival, the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and the Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC. A 5th generation Bay Area resident and a graduate of St. Mary's College of California, his hobbies include canoeing, snowboarding, wood-working and trying to play the ukulele. He and his family live in Alameda, CA.
  • Fran Salisbury

    Hi, do you have any lesson plans for elementary?
    Fran Salisbury
    4th grade teacher

  • Andrea Swensrud

    Hi Fran,

    We have an entire digital-media based curriculum on climate change called "Clue into Climate" for grades 4-8. It includes multiple segments from this story (Climate Watch: California at the Tipping Point), other media pieces and lesson plans. You can view the curriculum at

    Andrea Swensrud
    Project Supervisor, Science Education

  • Anonymous

    I have Dish Network and live in Tuolumne County. I'm trying to see the program, "Amateur Rocketeers" which according to your schedule on this page is to be shown on KVIE this week, April 25-27.
    Going thru my Dish "live" scheduling, I can't find the program.
    Can you help?