Climate News Roundup: Top Stories for April 9-15

Posted by in #Blog, #Weekly News Roundup on April 15, 2017

The Latest on Climate Change in Los Angeles and California, and Beyond

Cities Must Rise: C40 Cities network released an analysis of the contribution C40 cities can make in adhering to the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees.

“The overriding and deeply significant finding of the work is that the next 4 years will determine whether
or not the world’s megacities can deliver their part of the ambition of the Paris Agreement. Without action
by cities the Paris Agreement can not realistically be delivered…”

U.S. Emissions Fell: Energy-related CO2 emissions dropped 1.7% in 2016 below 2015 levels. Locally:

Reading List

“California’s Drought and Floods are Over and Just Beginning” (UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences)

“…to keep drought lessons alive, this lifting also stressed a need to reduce wasteful water use and was accompanied by a state plan to make “conservation as a way of life….”

“How the Drought Changed California Forever” (Paul Rogers, Mercury News)

“It would be bad if the message from this wet year went out that the problem is over” – Peter Gleick