Climate Change Is Causing More Sweltering Summer Days
“In most places, when you get a heat wave now, there is probably a human finger print,” says Daniel Swain, an author of the paper and a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Pritzker Fellow Kevin Njabo knows how to make the impossible happen
Kevin Njabo, director of Africa Programs for both the Center for Tropical Research (CTR) and Congo Basin Institute, has been awarded the 2017 IoES Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellowship. The annual fellowship is made possible through an endowment from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation and recognizes instructors for their contributions to academic programs.
LA earns ‘disappointing’ C grade for its sustainability efforts
The results were “a surprise and a disappointment,” Mark Gold, of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, told KPCC. “We thought the grades would have been better than they were ... There has been so much great policy, so many great programs.”
UCLA students study acidification of kelp in Santa Monica Bay
The Daily Bruin takes a look at a student practicum team researching how kelp forests might provide a buffer against harmful impacts of ocean acidification.
Variety: Paul Allen, Peter Kareiva call on Hollywood to make more films about climate change
“…The best environmental stories frame tough challenges in ways that not only spark people’s sense of morality, but also empower them with the belief that they can make a difference.”
KPCC-FM: An L.A. County environmental report card is a ‘surprise and a disappointment,’ highlighting gaps for improvement
“Despite tremendous leadership in California and in the region on a wide variety of air quality and greenhouse gas emission reduction issues, we’re seeing in L.A. County that we’re still a C-student,” said UCLA’s Mark Gold.
Washington Post: Record-breaking climate events all over the world are being shaped by global warming, scientists find
A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analyzed the influence of global warming on extreme climate events, such as record-breaking temperatures or rainfall, all over the world. It found that climate change has had a substantial effect.
NBC News: California prepares to fight efforts to ease car emission rules
Trump is aggressively proclaiming that we should not be addressing climate change at the federal level,” said UCLA’s Sean B. Hecht. “And the auto companies have taken this as an opportunity…to say, ‘Hold on, let’s try to back out of this deal where we have these federal fuel economy standards through 2025.’”
AccuWeather: Thousands brave the elements to partake in March for Science in Washington, DC
“Scientists are servants, and we can never forget that, he said. “We serve the people, we serve this planet, and most of all, we serve the truth,” said UCLA’s Glen MacDonald.
EasyReaderNews: Savior or Albatross? Proposed desalination plant could decrease South Bay’s dependence on imported water, but has raised environmental concerns
“Having desal means Southern California gains water independence from Northern California. You can’t waive that off as insignificant. That can be quite important,” said Yoram Cohen, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UCLA.
Here’s an Interesting New Video Series on Psychology and Climate Change
Climate Lab, a new YouTube series by Vox and the University of California that explores the behavioral science of climate change and attempts to mitigate it, is a smart idea for a series.
Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change
“In terms of behavioral change, we need two things,” said Magali Delmas, a professor at the Institute of Environment and Sustainability at UCLA and the Anderson School of Management. “We need first to increase awareness, and then second, we need to find the right motivations for people to change their behavior.”