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UCLA Makes The Green Honor Roll
Environmental Leader reported that UCLA is among 22 institutions listed on Princeton Review's 2014 Green Honor Roll, which measures the environmental friendliness of U.S. colleges and universities.

Polarization of U.S. Environmental Policy
Nature featured a review by Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor of history and a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, of the book "The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future."

Imagining the World in 2050
Laurence C. Smith, professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Geography and author of the book "The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future," was interviewed on KPFK-90.7 FM's "The Scholars' Circle" about what the world will look like at mid-century, given the potential effects of climate change and the depletion of natural resources.

Climate-Change Risks in the 21st Century
A Reuters blog article published about natural disasters and climate change referenced "The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future," a book by UCLA professor of geography Laurence C. Smith that argues that climate change and other global pressures will make Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States formidable economic powers and migration magnets in the coming decades.