The world shifts': Gov. Jerry Brown talks California, climate change and President Trump
The Times talked to Jerry Brown about climate change and California’s role in fighting it. Here’s what he had to say.
Why haven’t more states followed California’s path on climate change?
“California has done a very good job. But you can’t force Republicans to deal with climate change in a serious way . . . . I’m not giving up hope. But it has been difficult.”
Why can it be easier to find partnerships with governments outside the country than with other states?
“The Republicans are committed to global warming as a hoax, or irrelevant, or as not a problem. That is their belief. I’m not going to put them in jail. All I can do is talk and encourage good climate actions and demonstrate our economy has benefited here.”