Weekly Roundup: Climate News for August 21-26

Posted by in # Blog, #Weekly News Roundup on August 27, 2016

Climate News

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

California will continue to lead on climate action, with the passing of new legislation. (E&E Publishing, LA Times)

A new bi-partisan report analyzes just how much the economy has benefitted from California’s climate policies; funds from cap and trade have pumped $48 billion into the state economy and created nearly 500,000 jobs in the past 10 years. (Desmog Blog)

A study using climate projections shows that most cities will be too hot to host the Olympics by 2085. (Reuters)

Reading List

Words Worth Repeating, Longreads, Op-Eds, and Other Notable Stories and Posts

Making History: How California’s Climate Laws Will Help Los Angeles by our Policy Director, David Fink

Big Oil’s Nightmare Comes True (EcoWatch)

To Preserve History, A National Park Preps For Climate Change (NPR)

Why California’s Current Drought Is Different From the Past (KQED)

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