Gov. Jerry Brown is at the Vatican this week. He’s scheduled to speak Tuesday at a symposium on climate change and human trafficking hosted by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
The governor has made climate change one of his major focuses this administration. Using urgent language, Brown has spoken about climate change every chance he gets.
In early July, while visiting Toronto, Brown used a Titanic metaphor and he called for significant new greenhouse gas reductions in California.
His proposals include cutting in half the petroleum used by cars and trucks over the next 15 years.
Brown is widely expected to travel to Paris this fall for the United Nations climate summit, where world leaders will meet in hopes of negotiating an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.