Senators Urge Governor Brown to Convene Climate Summit

Urgent Call to Action after Trump Withdraws from Paris Accord

Thursday, June 01, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Twenty-seven California State Senators sent a letter to Governor Brown following the Trump Administration’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. 

“Given the United States’ abdication of climate leadership, it is now time for California to lead with our technologies and our innovative policies.  Towards this end, we encourage you to consider convening a Climate Summit, partner with Mexico and Canada, and invite like-minded states and subnationals from around the world, to ensure that we continue to charge ahead without forfeiting all of our historic progress to date.”

“The collective failure to address climate change will result in ice sheets melting faster, seas rising higher, and the triggering of more extreme weather events such as flooding and massive wildfires that we have already seen here in California and throughout the world.”

“Climate change is the most serious existential threat facing the planet, and it is more important now than ever for nation-states like California to forge ahead.”

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