The word “Smog” was invented in California, so it seems appropriate that Los Angeles is now becoming one massive laboratory for studying carbon emissions. We talked with Riley Duren, Chief Systems Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and manager of the Megacities project, which seeks to turn all of L.A. into one massive climate change laboratory. At an elevation of almost 6000 feet, Mount Wilson looms over the Los Angeles Basin — a perfect vantage point for a new station to monitor carbon emissions.
Los Angeles: A climate change lab?
Hey! Did you enjoy this piece? We can’t do it without you. We are member-supported, so your donation is critical to KCRW's music programming, news reporting, and cultural coverage. Help support the DJs, journalists, and staff of the station you love.