Climate News Roundup: September 17-22

Posted by in #Blog, #Weekly News Roundup on September 22, 2017

Top Stories: City, State, Global Climate News

Rising Up: San Francisco and Oakland filed lawsuits against oil, gas and coal companies for driving sea level rise. Similar suits were recently filed by Marin and San Mateo counties and Imperial Beach. (Kurtis Alexander, SF Gate)

They Get It: California’s millennials broadly support state action on climate change. A new PPIC survey shows that 75 percent of millennials favor state action on climate change.

Still Warming: NOAA’s numbers are out for August and it looks like 2017 will be the second warmest year since we’ve been recording global temperatures.

Reading List: Commentaries, Features, Longreads

“Sooner or later L.A. will get hit by a Mexico-sized earthquake. We’re not as ready as we should be” (The Times Editorial board, The LA Times)

“Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker” (Alexandra Sifferlin, Time)

“Summer is Lasting Longer Across the U.S.” (Climate Central)

“Why it’s time to stop calling these hurricane disasters ‘natural’ “ (Kerry Emanuel, The Washington Post)

 

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With reporting by Julia Wu