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California is launching its 'own damn satellite' to track climate pollutants

Clashing with Trump, California governor says to launch climate satellite

Nuttall said that the call to action will be taken by Patricia Espinosa to the UN General Assembly and brought into that One Planet Summit that French President Emmanuel Macron is doing during Climate Week by travellers in an electric vehicle that will leave San Francisco on the 14th of September and pass through states like Nevada, Kansas and New Jersey meeting the public, auto workers and those acting on climate change.

"Minister Xie Zhenhua has led the Chinese delegation for many years at these global negotiations", Hsu said.

So how much do its efforts matter in a practical sense?

Trump said the agreement was unfair to the United States and would hurt the economy.

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Monday proclaiming a "100 percent clean electricity goal" for the state by 2045, reaffirming California's commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

Bloomberg noted that the US reduced carbon emissions more than any other large nation since 2000, as 27 cities announced they had reached their goals of decreasing their emissions to prevent catastrophic global warming in 2020.

The update also represents a unique collaboration between UN Climate Change and its core data partners who have been working tirelessly to harvest and consolidate the climate commitments and actions of non-Party stakeholders (cities, regions, businesses and investors): CDP, Carbonn Climate Registry, Climate Initiative Bonds, Cooperative Initiative Platform, Global Covenant of Mayors, Investors on Climate Change, The Climate Group, and UN Global Compact. 100 percent renewables is great and we applaud that. Brown's actions have helped reinforce collective resolve.

"I'm a graduate student and so I think it's really important as well to have students and young folks involved", she said.

Key commitments in these five areas will be presented at the end of the Global Climate Action Summit today, and by the New York Climate Week in a fortnight, UN Climate Change will have uploaded all the actions under each of these five areas to the area, effectively serving as the legacy tool for the Summit. This was billed as a success story by the two leaders, and the report also contained a roadmap to getting the United States much closer to its Paris goal.

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However, "some folks in the USA are not as eager because they don't feel it directly unless they're right next to drought or fire or floods or hurricanes or things like that", the young American scholar expressed her concern.

Unlike that patchwork approach, federal policies like the Clean Power Plan would have cut emissions in all 50 states.

"With science still under attack and the climate threat growing, we're launching our own damn satellite", he said.

Piecemeal solutions make it harder to reach a national climate goal, which in turn makes it harder for a nation - or a state like California - to push others to work harder to fight climate change.

That may be why Gov.

"This is a transformation that is called for that we will get to", said Brown.

"Everywhere you look there's a challenge", Brown said.

In 2015, 196 countries around the globe came together under the Paris Agreement to transform their development trajectories so that they set the world on a course toward sustainable development, aiming at limiting warming to 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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