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Every Friday, we round up the week’s most interesting and useful climate stories. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective solutions for addressing climate change. 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Hollywood is acknowledging climate reality—through science fiction.  A cultural shift has begun.

New ‘Blade Runner’ Movie Gives Climate Change a Starring Role  (Washington Examiner)

RESEARCH

ecoAmerica’s October research report is out! We’ve summarized the top 10 trends in public opinion about climate action.

American Climate Perspectives: State of America (ecoAmerica website)

Coastal-state residents are learning their climate science. Some  57 percent of North Carolinians surveyed said they believe climate change has a role in the frequency and strength of hurricanes.

High Point University/News & Record Poll: Majority of Respondents See Climate Change Behind Storms (Winston-Salem Journal)

ADVOCACY

The former mayor of New York City continues to speak out on climate solutions, giving us hope for the challenges ahead.

Interview: Michael Bloomberg on Climate Change Optimism  (Oceana website)

SOLUTIONS

When it comes to the future of clean energy, some are thinking really big:

There’s Enough Wind Energy Over the Oceans to Power Human Civilization, Scientists Say (The Washington Post)

In the nearer term, power from the sun may help Puerto Rico not only recover from the storm, but emerge “greener” and more resilient.

Elon Musk: Tesla Could Help Puerto Rico Power Up Again with Solar Microgrids (Inside Climate News)

POLITICS

The Clean Power Plan and other climate-protecting regulations are on Trump’s chopping block. Thanks to federal judges, some of them are staying on the books.

Courts Block Administration’s Effort to Repeal Obama-Era Environmental Rules (New York Times)

This article proves the benefits of federally mandated greenhouse-gas reporting. The drop in emissions from the smokestack industries is part of a longer trend.

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fall 2 Percent in 2016, Led by Power Industry: EPA (Reuters)

STATE & LOCAL ACTION

The multi-state U.S. Climate Alliance is ramping up its work in the absence of federal leadership.  Fourteen states are on track to significantly slash greenhouse-gas emissions by 2025.

As Trump Retreats, States Are Joining Forces on Climate Action (Yale Climate 360)

In California’s Bay Area, teams from multiple sectors are collaborating on creative plans to protect vulnerable communities.

Marin Thinkers Join Effort to Tackle Sea-Level Rise (Marin Independent Journal)

 

 

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