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One political party would rather not deal with climate change. Vote accordingly

Los Angeles Times

A certain political faction would probably dispute this as "fake news," unverified science or misleading. When are Americans going to wake up and realize that there's a political party in this country that doesn't care about the planet's well-being?


Bill to extend California climate change law passes Assembly, on to state Senate

Los Angeles Times

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Watch live: Gov. Jerry Brown signs second piece of landmark climate change legislation

Los Angeles Times

This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Gov. Jerry Brown signed an extension to the state's cap-and-trade climate policy, in a setting that mirrored the creation of the law in 2006. Legislative caucuses of Latino and black lawmakers are asking the candidates for governor to weigh in on the future of affirmative action. Gov. Jerry Brown signed an extension to the state's cap-and-trade climate policy, in a setting that mirrored the creation of the law in 2006. Legislative caucuses of Latino and black lawmakers are asking the candidates for governor to weigh in on the future of affirmative action.


How the next election determines our climate future – Australian politics live podcast

The Guardian > Energy

Katharine Murphy talks to Kelly O'Shanassy, chief executive of the Australian Conservation Foundation, about why the next federal election will be a poll on climate change. Is the current environment ripe for winning hearts and minds on climate change? And can we get it done before it's too late?


Gov. Jerry Brown, in a counter to Trump, lands in China to affirm climate change alliance

Los Angeles Times

California politics updates: Gov. Jerry Brown goes to China to affirm climate change alliance This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Gov. Jerry Brown said this week a decision by President Trump to withdraw from the Paris accord on climate was "insane." He is now in China to reaffirm California's climate change stance. Legislators at the state Capitol winnowed down hundreds of pending bills this week, quietly killing some of them that have been sitting in what's called the "suspense file." Gov. Jerry Brown said this week a decision by President Trump to withdraw from the Paris accord on climate was "insane."