Climate change is looming catastrophe for California, Brown says – SFGate

Climate change is looming catastrophe for California, Brown says Global warming is a looming catastrophe for California, the nation and the world, but few people — politicians and the general public alike — want to talk about it, Gov. Jerry Brown told a San Francisco conference on climate change Thursday. “If it’s possible, we need […]
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Trump is creating a void on climate change. Can California persuade other states to help fill it? – LA Times

California has tried to get other states to follow its lead on climate change for years. Trump’s federal rollback has made its efforts more important than ever, but the record is mixed. Source: Trump is creating a void on climate change. Can California persuade other states to help fill it? – LA Times
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California’s war on carbon: Is it winning? | The Sacramento Bee

The centerpiece of California’s effort to reduce carbon emissions, an auction system for pollution credits known as cap and trade, has faltered badly in the past year. Businesses have bought far fewer credits than expected, depriving the state of an expected windfall for such big-ticket items as high-speed rail. That doesn’t mean the state isn’t […]
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That $52-billion road bill just made California’s next climate change move a heavy lift – LA Times

The recently passed $52-billion transportation bill has made the next major policy battle in California — the future of the state’s cap-and-trade program — an even more difficult political lift. Source: That $52-billion road bill just made California’s next climate change move a heavy lift – LA Times
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