The 350 Bay Area Blog

Content from Climate Leaders in the Bay Area

Want more & bigger oil tankers in the Bay?

The Trump Administration wants to dredge the channel into the Carquinez Strait deeper to allow bigger oil tankers to access the Contra Costa refineries. This will open the door for dirty Tar Sands Crude coming to Phillips 66 and the other refineries.  Tankers...

Air Quality Policy Update

Increasing evidence shows health impacts from airborne particulate matter, or PM, occur well below the current national ambient air quality standards. As a result, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is convening a four-part conference series to help...

Adding to Our Climate Change Worries: Migration

Image taken from the Climate Impact Lab When we think of the myriad and increasingly severe problems caused by climate change, we reserve most of our alarm over increased heat, drought, melting glaciers, firestorms, rising sea levels and more violent weather events. ...

A Review Essay. . . Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben. Falter: Has the Game Begun to Play Itself Out? New York: Henry Holt, 2019. We need to do nothing less than change who we are, how we behave, and how we relate to the planet . . . . —Ricardo Salvador, The Union of Concerned Scientists A leading writer,...

Global Climate Strike Photos

THANK YOU to everyone who was able to make it out, volunteer, or support the Global Climate Strike in any fashion. We've got some awesome photos from the SF Strike and March organized by Youth vs Apocalypse. See the clever posters and masses of people below! Photos by...

The Department of Energy and the Ultimate Greenwashing

A press release issued by the U.S. Department of Energy on May 28, 2019 has garnered widespread criticism for its use of the phrases “freedom gas” and “molecules of freedom” to describe natural gas. The release, which announced the approval of additional natural gas...

It’s Going Down: The 2019 Global Climate Strike

Imagery of the Amazon burning lately has seared a resolution into me... These wildfires, which are but one of the starkest examples of the devastating effects of climate change, illuminate the urgent need for powerful, collective action on what will easily be the...