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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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Gov. Jerry Brown makes full-throated public and private pitches for climate change deal

Published: 
Mon, 07/17/2017 (All day)

Gov. Jerry Brown warned in a legislative committee hearing Thursday morning of threats to human existence and American democracy should lawmakers not pass his plan to fight climate change.

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Here's what to watch for in the vote to extend California's cap-and-trade program

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Mon, 07/17/2017 (All day)

Gov. Jerry Brown dusted off his little-used political mailing list on Friday to send an urgent message to his supporters: The time to rally around cap-and-trade is now.

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Can Jerry Brown fight climate change in his own backyard?

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Wed, 07/05/2017 (All day)

In a room once occupied by Republican Gov. Earl Warren, Jerry Brown toasted legislators from across the aisle at a recent climate luncheon in the stately Governor’s Mansion.

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Jerry Brown defies Trump on world stage

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Wed, 06/07/2017 (All day)

LOS ANGELES — For the past two years, California Gov. Jerry Brown has been aggressively recruiting other state and local governments to sign on to their own, sub-national climate pact.