San Francisco and Oakland Sue Big Oil on Climate

San Francisco and Oakland Sue Big Oil on Climate

King tides at Pier 14 in San Francisco now put sea water on the pier surface and nearby street. From CBS local news website: ‘The city attorneys of San Francisco and Oakland on Wednesday announced they are filing civil lawsuits against big oil companies for...
The New Normal: Extreme Climate is Already Happening

The New Normal: Extreme Climate is Already Happening

An aerial view shows extensive flooding from Harvey in a residential area in Southeast Texas, Aug. 31, 2017. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez For many days in recent weeks, it wasn’t possible to see across the San Francisco Bay because...
Harvard Study Finds Exxon Mislead Public on Climate

Harvard Study Finds Exxon Mislead Public on Climate

Last week, a peer-reviewed study was published by two Harvard researchers supporting the claim that Exxon knew long ago that climate change is real and caused by human activity, but issued public communications raising strong doubts about those findings, in spite of...
Trump Disbands National Climate Advisory Committee

Trump Disbands National Climate Advisory Committee

Effective August 21, 2017, President Trump’s NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has disbanded the main Federal advisory group charged with informing and updating US public policy to address on-going scientific data being gathered on the...
UK Also Announces 2040 Gas Vehicle Ban

UK Also Announces 2040 Gas Vehicle Ban

Air pollution sullies the London skyline. Poor air quality, much of it a result of pollution from vehicles, is estimated to cause between 23,000 and 40,000 deaths nationwide every year. An increasing number of European countries, cities, and vehicle manufacturers are...
Marin County Sues Big Oil for Climate Damages

Marin County Sues Big Oil for Climate Damages

NOAA’s Coastal Sea Level Rise Viewer projection of a 2 foot sea level rise impact (light blue) on Marin County, and densely populated eastern Marin in particular   As just reported in the Mercury News, two Bay Area counties sued 37 oil, gas and coal...