Professor Ann Carlson Quoted in Desert Sun Article on Lessons From California’s Climate Programs In Advance of Paris Summit

November 17, 2015 – Professor Ann Carlson was quoted on California’s role in the upcoming Paris climate change talks in a Dessert Sun article. The article underscored that while California's climate efforts are by no means perfect, the state has acted on climate without inflicting economic disaster, outpacing the rest of the country in job growth and GDP growth since the height of the Great Recession even as carbon pollution has fallen.

"The biggest worry is that curtailing greenhouse emission will have really negative economic effects," said Ann Carlson, an environmental law professor and co-director of UCLA's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. "So far, that has not been true for California."