UC-Davis Scientist Discusses Study On Reducing CA Greenhouse Gas Emissions 80 Percent by 2050

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, September 25, 2009
California is hosting an international summit on climate change this/next week (starts Wednesday 9.30) in Los Angeles. 

Governor Schwarzenegger says representatives from 70 countries will attend.

And, the governor is already trying out his talking points. In a recent speech, the governor said the state has an opportunity to capitalize on efforts to combat global warming...
Schwarzenegger   "150 years ago it was the industrial revolution that changed the world and ushered in a new era of prosperity. But, now today, the green revolution will do exactly the same..."
The governor says that "green revolution" includes California's landmark legislation known as "AB 32." 

That's a bill lawmakers passed three years ago that set an ambitious goal of reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions to their 1990 levels by 2020.

But, now scientists are exploring ways to reduce the state's emissions a total of 80-percent by 2050.

Joan Ogden is a professor of environmental science and policy at UC-Davis. She recently did a report on what that would look like. 

Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley recently visited Ogden at her office...
Interview runs 3 minutes 35 seconds 
Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley speaking with UC-Davis Environmental Science Professor Joan Ogden. 

Ogden recently released a study about California's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.