California sea-level report sounds alarm on erosion Like an ax slowly chopping at the trunk of a massive tree, waves driven by sea-level rise will hack … California sea-level report sounds alarm on coast erosion slide at Arch Rock in the Point Reyes National Seashore in 2015 killed one hiker and injured another. (AP Photo/Point Reyes National Seashore)
Like an ax slowly chopping at the trunk of a massive tree, waves driven by sea-level rise will hack away the base of cliffs on the Southern California coast at an accelerated pace, a recent study says, increasing land erosion that could topple some bluffs and thousands of homes sitting atop them.
By now, it’s well known that their predicament was caused by rising floodwaters in the cave. What is less known is that the pattern of precipitation that ensnared them is in keeping with broader changes to the region’s seasonal monsoon that researchers have attributed to climate change.
Since taking office last year, President Trump has made eliminating federal regulations a priority. His administration, with help from Republicans in Congress, has often targeted environmental rules it sees as overly burdensome to the fossil fuel industry, including major Obama-era policies aimed at fighting climate change.
Trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom says Paris clause ‘needed in all EU trade agreements’ The European Union will refuse to sign trade deals with countries that do not ratify the Paris climate change agreement and take steps to combat global warming, under a new Brussels policy… Conveniently, talks on a trade agreement between the EU and US were effectively frozen from 2016 after Mr Trump was elected…The Paris accord aims to prevent the earth from warming more than 2C above pre-industrial temperatures. 195 countries have signed the agreement, and 174 have become party to it.
September 12-14, Governor Brown is sponsoring a major, international event in San Francisco — the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). Leaders from around the globe will participate to“Take Ambition to the Next Level.” Check website to find what interests you and respond.
September 8, Saturday, Both the The Peoples Climate Movement and OFA are leading a national mobilization for climate, jobs, and justice. The OFA’s goal for the day is to ensure that elected and private sector leaders make action on climate a priority. In San Francisco, the event is at 10:00 AM at the Embarcadero Plaza.