Leah Stokes

Professor at UC Santa Barbara, author “Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States”

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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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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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The Cave Fire continues to burn in the mountains above Santa Barbara.

UCSB professor on Cave Fire: ‘Call it what it is: climate change’

The Cave Fire continues to burn in the mountains above Santa Barbara.

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