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Jerry Brown Climate Change

Acting on Climate Change From the Bottom Up

Jerry Brown | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Jerry Brown

UNITED NATIONS -- California very strongly supports the efforts of states and cities to do their part to combat climate change. In California, we have emphasized in recent years building standards and appliance standards and a renewable energy goal. But now instead of just asking how many solar installations we have or how many wind installations or geothermal, we are putting the emphasis on our climate footprint.

Gov. Brown: California is the Epicenter of Climate Change

Jerry Brown | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Jerry Brown

California is right at the epicenter of climate change. Maps shaded in red to show some of the greatest relative change in climate from past patterns are most pronounced in the entire American Southwest. Our fire season is 70 days longer than it has been historically, and that means we need fire crews on all the time. That also means there are greater costs, greater danger and greater impact not only in urban areas, but across our grasslands and agricultural areas. But we adapt. We have to adapt because the climate is changing.

"Our Climate Is Changing. The Weather Is Becoming More Intense'

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 07.07.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO -- Fire season came a month early this year, and, citing climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that Californians must be prepared to...

What's Jerry Brown's 'Hanukkah Miracle'?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.18.2012 | San Francisco

Jerry Brown may have spent time studying in a Jesuit seminary, but that didn't stop him from touting the need for a Hanukkah miracle. Giving a spee...

'Skeptics Of Global Warming Are A Well-Funded Cult'

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 02.14.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The United Nations' top climate official joined California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday to call for renewed efforts in the state...

Jerry Brown Finds Post-Budget Focus

William Bradley | Posted 11.01.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

The California state legislature is almost down to the last week of its yearly session, with little to show for it other than big budget cuts early in the year. Any real action on the economy? That would be no.