The 350 Bay Area Blog

Notes from Climate Leaders in the Bay Area

Activist Interview: Sara

Activist Interview: Sara

350 Bay Area is made up of a dynamic team of volunteers who not only help do the work, but lead the initiatives as well. One of these awesome activists is Sara; read about her work and passions below.   What inspired/inspires you to work for action on climate?       I...

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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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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Drive Electric! EV fairs

National Drive Electric Week is September 8-16 Talk to EV drivers. Learn how you can buy, rent, or lease to own an emission-free vehicle. Feel what it's like to drive one. Check out where you can plug it in. Calculate what you can save. Incentives and rebates Low-cost...

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San Francisco Defends Clean Power Plan

San Francisco Defends Clean Power Plan

On Wednesday a panel of officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a "listening session" on its effort to repeal the Clean Power Plan - an Obama administration policy aimed at combating global warming that was first proposed in June 2014 by the EPA...

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...