Leah Stokes

energy policy researcher at UC Santa Barbara

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“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.

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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.

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President Trump denies climate change . But Joe Biden has laid out “the boldest plan of any candidate in history,” says UC Santa Barbara environmental scientist Leah Stokes.

Trump v. Biden on climate change

President Trump denies climate change . But Joe Biden has laid out “the boldest plan of any candidate in history,” says UC Santa Barbara environmental scientist Leah Stokes.

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