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S.F. Bay Waters Rising Faster

Scientists say climate change could cause San Francisco Bay to rise 5 feet by 2100, putting airports, power plants and homes at risk. Over the past 118 years, the level of the bay -- as measured at San Francisco's Presidio -- has risen 8 inches. A 5-foot sea level rise over the next 82 years would severely impact low-lying areas all around the region. (5/29/18)

Drought, Flood, Repeat 

A new study shows California weather is set to get even wilder, with more extreme droughts and floods in the state's future. UCLA climate scientists project wetter wets and drier dries as climate change increases California's "weather whiplash." Lead author of the study, Daniel Swain said, "I can definitely attest to being unnerved by some of our findings." Increasingly extreme weather events could lead to $1 trillion catastrophes. (4/23/18)

Summer in San Francisco

Fifty degrees or 90 degrees, which Bay Area summer do you prefer?If it's too hot for you, just get yourself to the coast. If it's too cold, head inland. Choose your own summer (work and transportation permitting). (7/4/17)

'Megafires' in California

Seven of the most destructive wildfires in California history occurred in the past 10 months. If it seems like fires burning across the state are burning hotter and more intensely, it's because they are. Climate change is one of the leading factors contributing to California's new "megafires." (8/18/18)

Gov. Jerry Brown on Climate Change Denier 'Troglodytes'

At a climate change event coinciding with the U.N. meeting in New York, Gov. Jerry Brown compared Trump supporters to "people who dwell in deep, dark caves." This isn't the first time Brown has referred to climate deniers as "troglodytes." It seems like Gov. Brown has upped the ante on Hillary Clinton's "deplorables" comment. (Sept. 20, 2017)

A Pink Christmas

The Thomas Fire in Ventura County, now the fifth largest in California history, grew over the weekend as Gov. Jerry Brown talked of the possibility of "firefighting at Christmas." The governor warned that climate change has made big wildfires in California a year-round danger. Here's hoping Santa has more in his sleigh than just toys. (12/11/17)

 

Back to the Future of Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rejected Obama-era fuel efficiency standards and set the stage for a battle with California clean air regulators. In a reference to the special exemption that allows California to set tougher emissions standards than the federal government does, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said, "cooperative federalism doesn't mean that one state can dictate standards for the rest of the country." (4/3/18)

Climate Interruptus

Little Green Man and his earth-bound twin discuss the latest news on the global warming front. Hint: it ain’t good. A World Bank report points out that another 100 million are on track to be driven to extreme poverty (sad pun kinda’ intended) and that over half-a-billion people will become homeless with a four-degree Celsius temperature hike. (11/11/15)

With the UN climate conference under way in Durban, South Africa, it's time to check in with our pals Ogg & Uck. See what they think of human-caused imminent disaster. (11/30/11)

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