A Berkeley STEM Graduate Students’ Guide to Climate and Environmental Activism in the “Trumpocene Era” Disclaimer: This blog post contains information presented at “FIRED UP,” a UC Berkeley event on February 16th, 2017, aiming to connect graduate students with local climate and environmental organizations. If you catch any errors, omissions, or “alternative facts” about your […]
On November 2, 2016, BERC held its annual 2016 Resources Roundtable, featuring the Water-Energy Nexus. Attracting over 100 UC Berkeley students, faculty, and professionals, the conversations shed light on current and anticipated challenges to the water-energy nexus, as well as steps towards achieving a sustainable future in a world with growing population and resource demands. […]
Earlier in August 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Power Plan – USA’s most ambitious policy to combat climate change. In February 2016, USA’s Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the Clean Power Plan, pending further judicial review of its legal merits. Find out more about the plan here!
On November 6, 2015, Obama rejected the proposed Keystone XL project. Why did he do this, and what does this mean for the U.S.? The Keystone XL had several major concerning issues associated with it: first, the tar sands crude oil are significantly dirtier in greenhouse gas emissions than conventional crude oil; second, the oil would largely be exported and sold abroad; third, the risks to the American people as a result of the pipeline are very real.
On October 7th, an amended version of SB350, crafted by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León as the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, was signed into law. The act is the most compelling piece of climate legislation enacted in California since AB32 of 2006, which effectively committed the state to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.
Come be the first player of a game which will be officially rolled out at this year’s VERGE conference! Join us for this special BERCShop on Monday, October 19 from 6pm to 8pm at the Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250. This workshop is presented by Four Twenty Seven, a climate adaptation consultancy.
As part of Global Climate Change week, the Center for Carbon Removal will host a panel on Alternative Climate Solutions. The event will be held on October 20, 2015 from 6–8pm in the Banatao Auditorium of Sutardja Dai Hall.
Recently, the view that carbon removal is a complement, not a substitute, for other mitigation approaches has gained mainstream acceptance — a positive development that will hopefully help carbon removal solutions emerge in sustainable and appropriate manner for fighting climate change.