Citing Gravity Of Climate Crisis, 'Governor Moonbeam' Launches California Satellite Proposal

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

"There's plenty of work for him to do on Earth protecting the millions of people sickened everyday by fossil fuel infrastructure", Krowne added.

The star-studded conference included a rousing call to action by Harrison Ford, who implored the audience to protect forests, fisheries and other natural wonders.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also been resisting Trump's climate policies with many tweets on the importance and urgency of fighting climate change. Going green is a must.

"I'm very, very proud of waste management".

Xie Zhenhua, special representative for climate change affairs of China, said that China has made the fight against climate change a major strategy of its economic and social development.

Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a report this week showing that the voluntary promises made by more than 3,000 cities, states, business and non-profit organizations as part America's Pledge will get the U.S. less than half the way to the pollution cuts it promised in the Paris agreement.

Gore said it's difficult to deny that climate change is causing more severe weather but that "It's a little harder to deny the 3,000 deaths from the hurricane in Puerto Rico".

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

"If the overall movement of the world is up and determined to address the Paris Agreement, then those governments that are less enthusiastic are likely to find themselves on the wrong side of history, and likely to find themselves on the wrong side of what the planet and the people living on it actually need- which is a low carbon/de-carbonised world with all kinds of new job opportunities and all kind of new sectors".

Bloomberg and Brown said they calculate the within striking distance of the reduction in greenhouse gases it previously promised.

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Trump announced a year ago that he was withdrawing from the landmark climate accord. His administration is also pursuing policies that would boost methane emissions and roll back California's strict vehicle emissions standards.

"I think that this summit's been very useful", he said.

"California is still one of the country's top oil-producing states", said Kassie Siegel, Climate Law Institute Director for the Oakland-based Center for Biological Diversity.

Business leaders made commitments as well, including ChargePoint, one of the world's largest networks of electric vehicle chargers, according to Reuters.

Leaders from local and state governments, business, and civil society have come together in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit organised by California Governor Jerry Brown to send a "clear signal" to national governments to step their efforts to tackle climate change.

Salesforce recently opened a 61-story office tower in San Francisco that it says relies on clean energy to operate.

Outside the conference, hundreds of protesters claimed Brown could do more in California, and about a dozen briefly interrupted Bloomberg's speech with chants that the land and air were not for sale.

He, along with philanthropist and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have launched America's Pledge, which has secured commitments from thousands of sub-national actors to cut carbon pollution.

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

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