Climate News Roundup: Stories for Nov. 27-Dec. 3

Posted by on December 3, 2016

Climate News

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

State Leadership on Climate: The initial draft plan was released on how California plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. (Air Resources Board Press Release)

City Leadership on Climate: At the annual C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City, mayors from across the U.S. (including our own Mayor Garcetti) put a four-year deadline on reducing emission at the city level. The call to action: reduce the average emission per person from 5 metric tons to 2.9 by 2030. (City Lab, LA Times)

Climate Index Released: A new educational tool, the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI), is available to help monitor climate trends, including observations on extreme weather and sea levels.

A Drop of Drought Relief: Rain in the Sierra Nevadas this fall helped give us two of the wettest months we’ve had in 30 years. (LA Times, Sacramento Bee)

Good Road Work Ahead: There was even more support for Measure M in Los Angeles than previously expected. Related: work is already underway. (Metro)

Reading List

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

“Open Letter to President-elect on Climate Action” by the Climate Mayors

“How the Trump Administration and Congress Should Use Science to Govern” (Union of Concerned Scientists)

“How Locals Can Continue Momentum on Climate Change” (Sacramento Bee)

“Despite Trump, California Plans Ways to Slash Greenhouse Gases” (San Francisco Chronicle)

Take a Look

Photos, Infographics, Videos, and Tools

New Google Earth timelapse of Earth: