Californians depend on a safe and robust infrastructure system to get what they need and where they need to go. It is critical to the state’s economy—the 7th largest in the world—and the safety and quality of life for all its residents. From roads and bridges to dams, reservoirs, and buildings, the state spends billions of dollars each year on infrastructure projects to preserve and enhance the system’s capacity to reliably provide these crucial services. Read more >
Lost in Translation: Engineering, Climate Science, and the Disconnect that Threatens California’s Infrastructure
May 6, 2016 1:25 PM EDT
May 4, 2016 11:40 AM EDT
On Earth Day two weeks ago, 171 countries officially signed the Paris Agreement on climate change. In doing so, they agreed to the long term goal of ending humanity’s damage to the climate—that is, reducing our emissions of global warming pollution to zero—in the second half of this century. One encouraging part of the ongoing scientific discussion about how to achieve this ambitious goal, is that we’re finally starting to take seriously the impact of what people eat. Three recent studies show that it makes a big difference, to the climate as well as to our health.
April 13, 2016 6:40 PM EDT
Tomorrow, BP holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in London. BP’s is the first in a series of fossil fuel company annual shareholders’ meetings between now and the end of May. Annual shareholders’ meetings provide a once-a-year opportunity to pressure corporate decision makers on their actions, get them on the record, and even change their companies’ business practices. As I noted in an earlier blog, climate deception is on the agenda at many of these meetings this spring. Read more >