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The Bay Area Regional Collaborative, or BARC, works to collaborate and problem-solve for 21st century challenges that impact the Bay Area, including climate change and social and economic injustice.

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June 25, 2024 — When the United States would not ratify the Kyoto Protocol in 2005, American cities took the lead in developing Climate Action Plans and hiring Sustainability Officers to set decarbonization goals and supporting policies for their jurisdictions. The linked Science Friday article and podcast...
June 25, 2024 — While economic indicators suggest that inflation is in decline, climate change is becoming the real driver of higher costs of living, food, travel, and energy. In this article published by Wired Magazine on June 22, 2024 (originally posted on Slate ), the author, Nitish Pahwa, describes how...
June 25, 2024 — The fight for workplace protections is front and center in the face of summer heatwaves across the country impacting outdoor workers disproportionately. Especially vulnerable are foreign-born Latino laborers, including both legal and undocumented immigrants. As climate change promises more extreme...
June 13, 2024 — Methane, significantly more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas, is a major contributor to global warming. A new study using satellite data and atmospheric models reveals that methane emissions in the U.S. during 2019 were higher than EPA’s estimates, particularly from oil and gas operations and...
June 13, 2024 — 1,200 likely US voters were surveyed by the polling firms of Public Citizen and Data for Progress to ask if fossil fuel companies “should be held legally accountable for their contributions to climate change”. 62% said yes, suggesting majority support for civil lawsuits against oil companies. The...

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