Reposted from NASA, By Carol Rasmussen, NASA's Earth Science News Team Loss of water from the rocks of California's Sierra Nevada caused the mountain range to rise nearly an inch (24 millimeters) in height during the drought years from October 2011 to October 2015, a new NASA study finds. In the two following years of more … Continue reading Sierras lost water weight, grew taller during drought
Reposted from Vox, By David Roberts@email@example.com Updated Dec 27, 2017, 9:44am EST On December 19, China officially announced that it would create the world’s largest carbon trading system, meant to help the country meet its ambitious climate change and clean energy targets. (The country wants to get 20 percent of its energy from renewables, and peak its emissions, by 2030.) It can … Continue reading China is methodically building the world’s most ambitious carbon market
Reposted from the New York Magazine, By David Wallace-Wells The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is meant to be, in Southern California, the start of rainy season. Not this year. The Thomas Fire, the worst of those roiling the region this last week, grew 50,000 acres on Sunday alone; it has now burnt 270 square miles and forced … Continue reading Climate Change Has Come for Los Angeles
Reposted from ClimateActionProgramme.org The first North American Climate Summit took place on 5 December in Chicago, with more than 40 US mayors in attendance. Barack Obama delivered the keynote address where he said: “The work is up to each of us – wherever we have some impact, wherever we have some influence. That’s why America’s … Continue reading Barack Obama applauds US cities and states at the first North American Climate Summit
The event is organized by the Ocean Park Association (OPA) and will showcase close to 1,500 people from all areas of the city. This year OPA received almost 100 requests to march in the parade from applicants wishing to join a tradition that has grown to include marching bands and floats representing schools, local organizations, … Continue reading Meet the Climate Corps at this year’s 4th of July Parade!
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June 6, 2017 Dear neighbors, friends, and allies, Last week, the world witnessed a decision that may have dire consequences to the future of our planet and harm the credibility of our federal government and citizens. President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement sent a shockwave through international governments, … Continue reading A Letter to Our Community