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

Published: 
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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Greenhouse gases are wreaking havoc on the planet. What if they could be used for good?

Published: 
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:05pm

When Gaurav Sant thinks about how the planet might dodge catastrophic climate change, at the front of his mind are not solar panels or wind turbines or electric cars.

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California's destructive summer brings blunt talk about climate change

Published: 
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 2:13pm

At Scripps Pier in San Diego, the surface water reached the highest temperature in 102 years of records, 78.8 degrees.

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Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

Published: 
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:32pm

The world has warmed more than one degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution. The Paris climate agreement — the nonbinding, unenforceable and already unheeded treaty signed on Earth Day in 2016 — hoped to restrict warming to two degrees. 

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Supreme Court Blocks White House Attempt To Stop Teens’ Climate Suit

Published: 
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:14pm

The Supreme Court has shot down the Trump administration’s effort to halt a climate change lawsuit launched by a group of young people that accuses the federal government of exacerbating global warming by promoting fossil fuels — and threatening their futures.