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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Pacifica Is Moving on Climate Change
My Governor Jerry Brown, of California, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and Premier Christy Clark of British Columbia are not waiting for Washington or the Canadian Parliament to act to address anthropogenic climate change. They just signed the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy in San Francisco (Clark, appropriately enough, via telepresence from Caprica City, er, you know). Implementing and funding the plan comes next, but it pays to remember that these states taken together are the world's fifth most powerful economy with over fifty million inhabitants.