Weekly Roundup: Climate News for September 18-24

Posted by on September 24, 2016

Climate News

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

It was the 10-year anniversary of AB 32, California’s landmark climate legislation! (E&E Publishing)

President Obama released a memorandum on climate change and national security.

UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon launched a Climate Resilience Initiative — A2R (Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape) — to help those impacted by climate change.

A Stanford PhD student working on climate impacts on forests put her data to music. (Climate Central)

Reading List

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

“There’s no question: Climate change is one of the most concerning challenges facing the world today.” — Secretary of State John Kerry

“Energy efficiency, cost effectiveness can go together” (Capitol Weekly op-ed by Kevin Refoua)

“The Importance of Being Ernest Moniz” (Vox)

“California Today: Clearing the Air, Without Fossil Fuels” (NY Times)

Take a Look

Photos, Infographics, and Videos

“Timeline of Earth’s Average Temperature” illustration. Yes, seeing really is believing (click through for the complete and much longer visual.)


NASA visual for a study of aerosols and their impact on clouds: