Steve Shadley, Capital Public Radio
UC-Davis Professor Joan Ogden helped prepare the report on what the state would have to do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.
California is hosting an international summit on climate
change this/next week (starts Wednesday 9.30) in Los
Governor Schwarzenegger says representatives from 70 countries
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
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
Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley recently visited Ogden
at her office...
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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.