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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Global Climate Action Summit, sponsored by California Gov. Jerry Brown, included a report that 27 major cities around the world have seen emissions decrease over a five-year period and are now at least 10 percent lower than their peak.
The cities include Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and San Francisco. Together the cities include about 54 million people.
The article goes on to state the following:
The report came from C40 Cities Climate Leadership, a group whose board is headed by philanthropist and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
In a speech, he called the conference a way to broadcast that the U.S. is still committed to fighting global warming.
“Climate change is a global challenge and Washington ought to be leading from the front,” Bloomberg said.
Bloomberg and Brown, a Democrat, said they calculate the country is within striking distance of the reduction in greenhouse gases previously promised by the U.S.
Trump announced last year 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.
In response to a question Thursday at a news briefing, Brown said Trump will likely be remembered poorly when it comes to the environment.
“I think he’ll be remembered, on the path he’s now? I don’t know. Liar, criminal, fool,” the governor said.
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