Archive Tag: Climate Change

Ann Carlson, co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law, provided an expert legal opinion in an LA Times article focused on Juliana v. United States. This is a groundbreaking climate lawsuit that was filed by a group of 21 kids and young adults in 2015 who argue that the United States government’s use of fossil fuels violates their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property.

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UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about Southern California’s Prado Dam, which was recently upgraded to the “high urgency” risk category by the U.S. Army Corps. Federal engineers are concerned that a significant flooding event could compromise the dam’s spillways, threatening Orange County communities.

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UCLA’s Ted Parson talks biodiversity and the U.N. report on KPCC’s “Take Two”

Ted Parson, faculty co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA, was interviewed on KPCC-FM’s Take Two about the United Nations assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services. The report, which was released in summary form on May 6, 2019, details the effects of human activity on habitats, ecosystems, and species. In the segment, Parson reminded listeners that human impact on biodiversity goes beyond climate change: “A lot of people, when they think of environmental threats happening, think only of climate change. But it’s important to understand that climate change is just one of several big, nasty global problems.”

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