Governor Jerry Brown spoke today at the United Nation’s Climate Summit. He says California emits 450 million tons of carbon into the air each year. California has plans to reduce that number by 2020. But Brown says he’s already thinking beyond that.
“In the next six months, we’re going to set a goal for 2030 that will be more ambitious and will require more technology and will also require heightened political will," he says.
Brown defended California’s Cap and Trade program, which limits carbon emissions and could cause gas prices to rise next year. He pointed out the program was started by Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.