Gov. ‘Moonbeam’ says California to launch climate satellite

Gov. ‘Moonbeam’ says California to launch climate satellite

Speaking on the same occasion, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore praised China's active and leading role in taking action against global climate change.

"This is part of our "Road to Zero" initiative to eliminate our environmental footprint", said Sony President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida.

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.

Gov. Jerry Brown, who organized the Global Climate Action Summit, was the target of some of the criticism brought by the demonstrators as some held signs warning this was his last chance to choose between "fossil fuel or our future", The Los Angeles Times reported.

Of the 158 responding cities in 39 states, 95% said they had experienced an impact of climate change, from drought to wildfires to extreme storms.

Former Vice President Al Gore says a new president can, with 30 days' notice, get the United States back into the worldwide climate agreement that President Trump pulled of previous year.

Brown suggested that one of the solutions to climate change is to develop the new economy.

All speakers, from government officials, entrepreneurs, environmentalists to American Hawaii indigenous people, took turns onto the stage to deliver the same message to the world: step up action to address climate challenge and save Mother Earth.

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Salesforce recently opened a 61-story office tower in San Francisco that the company says relies on clean energy to operate. Specifically, some studies suggest that by 2030, global greenhouse gas emissions could be lowered by as much as 1.5 to 2.2 gigatons (CO2e) every year if the commitments from almost 6,000 cities, states, regions and over 2,000 companies are fully implemented. His administration is also pursuing policies that would boost methane emissions and roll back California's strict vehicle emissions standards.

Summit organizers say they are unaware of any US federal officials attending.

A few days prior to the launch of GCAS, Brown signed a historic bill that would ensure carbon-free electricity for the whole state of California by 2045.

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo waves after speaking during the opening plenary of the Global Action Climate Summit Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in San Francisco.

Above we see an ad that McDonald's promoted on Facebook, and yes, McDonald's "Scale for Good" campaign is a Global Climate Action Summit sponsor.

"We are in a fight for our own existence", said Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

California has passed a law committing to exclusively carbon-free electricity sources by 2045, setting it against US President Donald Trump's energy policy.

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