News

We review local, regional and national news that touches on our work here at BARC. Whether it be renewable energy, rising sea levels, racial segregation or the changing landscape of new laws and new technologies that will shape our communities.

November 2, 2020 — A recent article by NBC Bay Area highlights how the Covid-19 pandemic, and the ensuing fiscal crisis, has resulted in a number of critical climate adaptation projects and initiatives being delayed or put on hold as local, regional and state government budgets are squeezed. The article highlights a...
November 2, 2020 — An article in Bloomberg CityLab highlights how real estate investors and developers are increasingly taking into consideration climate risk factors in deciding whether to purchase land, including looking at what local governments have done to prepare for climate change. The article underscores the...
October 15, 2020 — An article in the New York Times today highlights how the overlapping effects of climate change-- including wildfires, extreme heat, floods, and storms-- could result in mass migration patterns in the U.S. that could exacerbate poverty and inequality while laying bare the faults of our policies...
October 14, 2020 — A recent article in MIT Technology Review summarizes the findings of the International Energy Agency's (IEA) annual report, released on Tuesday. The report finds that to stay below 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by mid-century, a threshold that many scientists believe is necessary to avoid...
October 7, 2020 — Governor Newsom today issued a new Executive Order seeking to address climate change and preserve California's biodiversity through a number of measures related to lands and coastal waters. The Executive Order includes a goal for the state to conserve 30% of land and coastal waters by 2030, and...

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