California State Sen. Ricardo Lara Addresses Long Beach State Class Via Teleconference from Global Climate Summit in Germany

November 14, 2017

Lara will speak to Dr. Monica Argandoña’s Global Environment class. Argandoña is an instructor and environmental science and policy adviser in the department of geography’s environmental science and policy program at Long Beach State.

Long Beach State’s Global Environment class is an introduction to the Earth’s principal human-environmental relationships and biogeographic processes, with a focus on how human actions impact the geography of living things from the local to the global scale. This teleconference with Lara will provide students with insights on his work, as well as the U.N.’s climate change summit.



Lara is author of the Super-Pollutant Reduction Act (California Senate Bill 1383, 2016), which set the nation’s highest target for reducing short-lived climate pollutants, or super-pollutants, that are thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide and contribute to global warming. The Super-Pollutant Reduction Act calls for cutting emissions of methane by 40%, hydrofluorocarbon gases by 40% and anthropogenic black carbon to 50% below 2013 levels by 2030. California’s work to pass the Super-Pollutant Reduction Act was nominated for the 2017 Climate and Clean Air Awards.