Print: Op-Ed in the San Diego Union-Tribune

I have a new op-ed that appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune. With the Federal Government’s recent guidance on developing renewable energy projects on public lands, new solar projects are poised to take off.

Landmark solar energy plan adopted

After nearly three years in the making, our nation’s solar energy program reached a culminating milestone this week when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar adopted the final solar plan through a Record of Decision.

This last step greenlights the implementation of a plan to develop solar energy on many of the nation’s sunniest public lands, a significant achievement in advancing efforts to produce clean, renewable energy, and enable us to put solutions on the table to address the increasing extremities in weather patterns.

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Print: Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Daily News

Check out the op-ed that I wrote with Jonathan Parfrey (Climate Resolve) in the Los Angeles Daily News. Following on the research from UCLA about how climate change will affect individual neighborhoods in Southern California, we call for a vigorous response to prepare our communities.

The region’s future is hot, so let’s act

UCLA scientists last month released a landmark study with sobering and conclusive results: Global climate change is a profoundly local problem.

In just 30 years, the effects of climate change will be evident and measurable here in the greater Los Angeles region. We will experience climate change in our daily lives, in our homes, and in our communities. And we will have to adapt.

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TV: Climate Change in Southern California on “News Conference”

I appeared on NBC 4′s long-running Sunday morning news talk show “News Conference” on June 24, 2012. I am here discussing the release of the new high-resolution climate change study produced by UCLA and the City of Los Angeles for climate planning through LARC. I discussed both the scientific findings – an average 4-5°F of warming in Southern California by the middle of the 21st Century – and the types of actions people and cities can take to adapt.

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TV: Paul Bunje on FOX11 News

I appeared on MyFoxLA’s detailed news program in December 2011. I discuss how extreme weather events are likely to increase in the future due to climate change – and how Los Angeles will be affected in particular.

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Video: Paul Bunje: Why Is Climate Change Importnat?

In a series of interviews, the UCLA Labor Center has documented the importance of creating Green Jobs in Los Angeles. Here I discuss how important it is to solve our climate challenge – for our future and for our city.

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Web Video: AQMD On The Air – Dr. Paul Bunje

I appeared on the web-video series for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) in January of 2012.

Here I discuss how the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability is leading regional climate change coordination and planning for Greater Los Angeles – and how smart planning can transform our economy and our communities.


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