The 350 Bay Area Blog

Notes from Climate Leaders in the Bay Area

Temperatures Still Going UP

Today NASA released its report for March, 2018 global temperatures.  The average for the first three months of 2018 is 0.82°C above the 1950 – 1981 average.  This means the planet is still on target to hit the UN maximum goal of 1.5°C  around  2032. Below is the...

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A Scatological Metaphorical Fairy Tale

Poop in the Time of Cholera   What if cholera deniers had fought sewage treatment? In the 1800s cities around the world faced a serious crisis—cholera and other diseases were being spread by untreated sewage.   Millions of people died in pandemics, but no one...

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Really Tackling Climate Change

Really Tackling Climate Change

A very informative piece by David Roberts was published by on Vox last week detailing what genuine, ambitious action on addressing and slowing climate would look like. It's pretty intimidating to get such a detailed breakdown of what would truly be needed to keep...

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SF Divestment Vote

SF Divestment Vote

The time has finally come. No more excuses. Ignoring the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' unanimous vote to divest from fossil fuels, the San Francisco Retirement Board has deferred their vote six times since 2013. Enough is enough, San Francisco must divest now....

350BA Endorses 2018 Climate Election Effort

350BA Endorses 2018 Climate Election Effort

Want to put Climate into electoral politics?  Are you appalled at the "Climate Silence" in past elections? So is 350 Bay Area, and we've endorsed an effort to "Make 2018 a Climate Election". Movement-building and raising public awareness is part of our mission, and...

New York City takes on oil industry

New York City takes on oil industry

This Wednesday, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced two bold actions the city would be taking to fight back against the industries contributing to climate change. The city will divest roughly $5 billon of pension funds from fossil fuel companies as well as...

Covering Catastrophe

Covering Catastrophe

In a recent episode of the Climate One podcast, veteran climate reporters Elizabeth Kolbert and David Roberts shared their thoughts and stories on the difficulties of covering climate change over their careers. So what is it like to write about climate change in a...

Climate Change Threats to California

Climate Change Threats to California

This week in the LA Times, Evan Halper reported on the sobering results found in new research led by scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. According to the study the state could experience more frequent and significant droughts as global warming...

Divest SF Retirement Funds from Fossil Fuels

Divest SF Retirement Funds from Fossil Fuels

Dear 350 Bay Area activists and supporters, Please send this letter (with any additions or edits you please) to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to urge divestment of SF retirement system funds. The retirement board will vote on December 13th, and we need one more vote to...