Paying it Forward: The Path Toward Climate-Safe Infrastructure in California

A new report by the Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group, a working group of scientific and engineering experts, outlines a step- wise approach to help California’s infrastructure become more resilient to the growing threats of climate change. The report summarizes the challenges posed by higher temperatures, more frequent and intense storms, drought, wildfires and sea-level rise…

California speeding toward fight over driving limits in age of climate change and electric cars

“Many regional lawmakers and other officials have started pushing back on the notion that commuters need to limit their daily driving — which overwhelmingly consists of people cruising to work alone in their cars and trucks. As the California Air Resources Board tightens its standards for greenhouse-gas emissions from regional transportation sectors, many local authorities…

Scientists link record heat and power outages in Southern California to climate change

“Temperatures shot up over 110 degrees in Southern California earlier this month, obliterating all kinds of long-standing heat records, and the lights went out for tens of thousands of customers. Californians were powerless, without air conditioning, in the hottest weather many had ever experienced. Climate scientists have known this was coming, and it may only…

Climate change: Science, Impacts, Politics and Solutions – A Sac State Renaissance Society Seminar Course

This course will be taught by nationally known and respected, peer published environmental scientists who have spent their careers studying the influence of humans on our local, regional and global environment, and are committed to making our planet a better place to live for future generations. Please join us for an exciting and inspiring series…

California, Greenhouse Gas Regulation, and Climate Change

This paper examines California’s GHG reductions between 2007 (when the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) took effect), to 2017, when the California Air Resources Board adopted the most recent “Scoping Plan” prescribing existing and proposed new GHG reduction mandates (Scoping Plan) that CARB deems required to achieve the state’s legislated mandate of reducing…

Department of Energy announces $15 million for ecosystem and climate modeling research

“The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $15 million in funding for 27 projects in atmospheric and ecological sciences in an effort to improve the power of Earth system models to predict weather and climate. Selected projects cover a range of topics in both atmospheric and terrestrial ecosystem studies, ranging from the role of aerosols…

Activists plan worldwide climate demo to spur on the clean energy transition

“Campaigners are planning a wave of climate demonstrations across the world in September to spur leaders into action and demand greater climate commitments. Organisers expect tens of thousands of people to participate in Rise for Climate on and around Saturday 8 September, ahead of a climate action summit in California and extra UN negotiations in…
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