Weekly Climate News Roundup: October 22-27
Posted by Julia Wu on October 27, 2017
Top Stories: Local, National, Global
Price is Right : The lowest price for solar power projects in 2016 is equivalent to the highest price for them today (Joe Romm, ThinkProgress).
Sizzling Stadium: The first game of the World Series, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, was the hottest one on record. For the record: it was 103 (ABC News).
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 24, 2017
Cities Stepping Up: LA among 12 cities to sign the Green and Healthy Streets Declaration at the Together4Climate event in Paris (LA Mayor).
Hit By More Extreme Heat: A new analysis by the NRDC finds that two-thirds of the population are dealing with extreme heat days caused by climate change (Natasha Geiling, ThinkProgress).
Rapid Ocean Rising: New research suggests that sea level rises caused by climate change will be more severe and will occur faster than previously believed (Chris Mooney, Washington Post).
Another Paris Player: With Nicaragua to join the Paris climate accord, the United States and Syria become the only two countries outside the agreement (Reuters).
Reading List: Commentaries, Features, Longreads
“Wine Country Fires: Could a better power grid save us?” (Lisa M. Krieger, Mercury News)
“Electric buses are coming, and they’re going to help fix 4 big urban problems” (David Roberts, Vox)
“Commentary: EPA repeal of Clean Power Plan won’t get Trump what he wants” (Ben Adler, Reuters)
See and Hear This: Images, Videos, Podcasts, More
— Climate Central (@ClimateCentral) October 26, 2017
Triple digit heat + wind = high fire danger through Wednesday.
Remember the 6 Ps in case of wildfire/evacuation:
👨👩👧👦🐶People & pets
📱Papers, phone numbers, docs
💻PC hard drives & disks
💳”Plastic” (credit/ATM cards) and cash
— Los Angeles County (@CountyofLA) October 23, 2017
— grist (@grist) October 26, 2017
Contenders for Quote of the Week:
“We will be toasted, roasted and grilled.” – International Monterary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, on inaction in regard to addressing climate change and inequality
“We have to transcend our differences to transform our future.” – United Nations Security-General António Guterres, in his message on United Nations Day