Leah Stokes

energy policy researcher at UC Santa Barbara

Leah Stokes on KCRW

The world can cut carbon emissions in half by 2030, but it needs to act faster to prevent climate catastrophes, according to the United Nations.

World already has tools to avoid climate catastrophe, needs to act faster: UN

The world can cut carbon emissions in half by 2030, but it needs to act faster to prevent climate catastrophes, according to the United Nations.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“What we're realizing with every passing day is how expensive it is to not act on the climate crisis,” says Leah Stokes, energy policy researcher at UC Santa Barbara.

Amid wildfires in CA and Hurricane Ida in LA, it’s expensive to not act on climate crisis, says researcher

“What we're realizing with every passing day is how expensive it is to not act on the climate crisis,” says Leah Stokes, energy policy researcher at UC Santa Barbara.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Around the U.S., aging power grids can’t keep up with the growing number of weather disasters caused by climate change.

US power grids are vulnerable to extreme weather. Climate change may force us to upgrade

Around the U.S., aging power grids can’t keep up with the growing number of weather disasters caused by climate change.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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