Archive Tag: Climate Change

V. Kelly Turner (assistant professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School) in collaboration with artists, urban planners, climate scholars, community activists and entrepreneurs, unveiled a large blue “eco-mural” in South L.A.  The mural was created with a solar reflective coating that reduces surface temperatures up to 30 percent. The work of art is the first cool pavement project of its kind in the City of Los Angeles and aims to raise awareness about the effects of climate change.

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Following the release of a 2018 report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, many media outlets began running headlines warning that humans have 12 years to avoid the most catastrophic climate change scenarios. Daniel Swain, climate scientist within UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, is quoted in Chicago Sun Times and Inside Climate News explaining why these headlines may be misleading.

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