Gov. Jerry Brown made it clear in his State of the State address that climate change is a major priority. His three climate goals promise to transform California: by 2030 half the state’s electricity will come from renewable power, by the same year homes and buildings will be 200 percent more efficient, and in the next 15 years the state will reduce its use of petroleum by half.
“If we are to have any chance of stopping potentially catastrophic changes to our climate system California must — as it does in many areas — show the way,” he said. No sooner had the governor declared his objectives than we learned that 2014 had been the warmest year on record — and part of a consistent pattern of increased warming the past decade.
In an opinion piece in the Daily News Move LA's Denny Zane and Climate Resolve's Jonathan Parfrey talk about how LA Mayor Garcetti, LA Metro, other agencies, and LA County voters have stepped up and continue to step up to address this challenge. It's a "happy alignment of priorities [that] may result in a 4-in-1 victory where the region can reduce traffic congestion, strengthen the regional economy, alleviate air pollution and also fight climate change," they write.
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