The 350 Bay Area Blog

Notes from Climate Leaders in the Bay Area

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

SB 100 Update

SB 100 Update

One of the most important climate bills of 2017 would put California firmly on the path to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045. The bill, SB 100, introduced by Senate President Kevin de Leon, was not voted on before the legislative session came to a close on Sept...

Rebuilding for a Better Future

In the wake of tragedy, we have a strong drive to rise up and find a way to come back even stronger from it. It's in that spirit that 350 Sonoma is working in coalition with other local and regional climate groups to build a vision of a more sustainable and resilient...

Commit to Resist Keystone XL on the Route

Commit to Resist Keystone XL on the Route

The KXL Pipeline battle goes on! Although the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the KXL pipeline on November 20 by a 3 - 2 vote, they did not approve the route that Trans Canada wanted. This means more legal proceedings lie ahead with new property owners who...

Food for Thought?

Food for Thought?

Tradition.  It's a concept worth reflecting on at this time of year.  In the dictionary, it is defined as "the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation."  But the question is, when does tradition become detrimental to us because the world has...

Climate Justice Means No Borders

Review of Storming the Wall—Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security By Todd Miller, City Lights press, 2017  (Review by Jack Lucero Fleck) “The refugee movement is the movement of the 21st century”—Angela Davis “Solidarity is not an alternative, it is not an...

Climate Advocacy’s Time for Offense

Conservatives can’t be convinced on climate change? They can…by conservative elites, according to the ever-sharp David Roberts. IMHO, a very insightful article, that makes the case that Dems should go on the offense on climate. 

“If your house didn’t burn, shut up”

“If your house didn’t burn, shut up”

The title above is a quote from a response to a conversation from the online neighborhood bulletin board Next Door. The conversation was started by someone who was pretty excited about the opportunity to rebuild in a sustainable way, but some did not appreciate their...

Anti-DAPL Mural Painted Outside Wells Fargo

Anti-DAPL Mural Painted Outside Wells Fargo

As covered in SF Weekly, a collaboration of activists groups painted a huge mural outside of the Wells Fargo headquarters at 420 Montgomery St. to protest the bank's involvement in funding the Dakota Access Pipeline. This included members of 350 Bay Area, 350 SF, and...