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The Climate Center in the News


Carbon neutral isn’t good enough. California needs to be carbon negative by 2030, by Daniel Kammen and Manuel Pastor, The San Francisco Chronicle, July 30, 2021

To save lives and livelihoods, we must become more energy-resilient; SB99 will help, by Destiny Rodriguez and Davis Harper, The Stockton Record, June 20, 2021

California’s budget surplus can help achieve a climate-safe future by Nayamin Martinez, CalMatters, May 19, 2021

California must accelerate its climate leadership by Dave Pine and Russell Hancock, The Mercury News, April 22, 2021

An Earth Day message for California: Move faster on climate change by Sammy Roth, LA Times, April 20, 2021

Steyer Joins Pundits in Call for California to Go Green Faster, by David Baker, Bloomberg, April 20, 2021

Clean energy can help California fight climate change and prepare for wildfire season by James Gore and Venise Curry, The Sacramento Bee, April 19, 2021

Changing how we raise crops, livestock could help combat climate change by Doron Amiran, North Bay Business Journal, April 9, 2021

Planning for the future requires energy resilience by Destiny Rodriguez and Davis Harper The Business Journal, March 12, 2021

How Covid-19 Has Changed the Environment – and What We’ve Learned by Anne-Christine Strugnell, Marin Magazine, March 9, 2021

California is falling behind on climate protection by Ann Hancock and Kenny Likitprakong, Press Democrat, February 21, 2021

To weather the worsening drought, California needs healthy soils, by Ellie Cohen, and Torri Estrada, CalMatters, February 11, 2021

Is California, North Bay clean energy industry ready for electric vehicles? by Doron Amiran, North Bay Business Journal,
February 8, 2021

Wildfires among the dangers of doing nothing on California’s climate goals by Doron Amiran, North Bay Business Journal, January 18, 2021

Report facilitated by The Climate Center

California Must and Can Accelerate Commitments to Global Climate Leadership  by Daniel Kammen, Teenie Matlock, Manuel Pastor, David Pellow, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Tom Steyer, Leah Stokes, and Feliz Ventura

Coverage of the above research

Opinion: This Earth Day, it’s past time to recognize our climate emergency. ‘Climate change’ is not urgent enough, Editorial, San Diego Union Tribune, April 21, 2021  

Opinion: Our San Diego region is not taking action at a pace or scale necessary for our climate emergency, San Diego Union Tribune, April 26 2021 

Daniel Kammen Interview, KFIAM Radio, Los Angeles, April 22, 2021

Dan Kammen Interview, KGO Radio, San Francisco, April 22, 2021 

Dan Kammen Interview, KQED Radio, San Francisco, April 27, 2021 

Accelerating California’s Climate Action, Berkeley Rausser, April 26, 2021