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Climate summit protesters insist Gov. Jerry Brown hasn't been tough enough on the oil industry

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Sat, 09/15/2018 - 10:45am

While delegates to Thursday’s events at the Global Climate Action Summit praised the leadership of Gov. Jerry Brown, a raucous crowd outside the San Francisco venue had sharp criticism for the state’s chief executive.

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Cities, states and businesses want to cancel out Trump's climate rollbacks. But how much pollution can they actually cut?

Published: 
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 3:06pm

Two years ago, California and the federal government were close partners in the battle against climate change.

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At Jerry Brown's climate summit, one deadline will overshadow all the others

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Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:17pm

The political leaders coming from around the world for Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate action summit this week will grapple with a lot of urgent deadlines to drive down emissions, but one date is especially exasperating.

It is 2035 — the year advocates aim to kill off production of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles.

Keeping global warming to levels society can tolerate could hinge on meeting that target. But even clean-tech-nology capital California has no clear path for getting there.

The question of whether drivers should be gently persuaded or forced out of their internal combustion engine cars and trucks over the next 17 years will weigh heavily on the landmark summit, which runs from Wednesday through Friday in San Francisco.

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How far can California push the nation — and the world? Jerry Brown's climate summit may provide the answer

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Thu, 09/13/2018 - 1:12pm

Even as California forged its own path for years to battle global warming, pressing forward whether Washington agreed or not, skeptics have persistently scolded that it is just a state — it can’t set policy for the nation, much less the world.

If California ever had a moment to prove them wrong, it is now. At the international climate summit Gov. Jerry Brown will kick off Wednesday in San Francisco, the state is playing a role none ever has, pushing the rest of the country to join other nations in enforcing a landmark agreement on climate change that President Trump has quit.

Put simply, the three-day environmental summit will test whether California can bring the country to a place Congress and the White House won’t.

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Why Governor Jerry Brown Was Booed at the Bonn Climate Summit

Published: 
Mon, 11/13/2017 (All day)

Spare a little pity for Jerry Brown. The California governor has been standing up admirably to Donald Trump on many issues, but especially on climate change—even threatening to launch scientific satellites to replace the ones that Washington wants to ground.