Facts and Metrics

Climate change poses an immediate and growing threat to California’s economy, environment, and to public health. California’s groundbreaking efforts are helping reduce greenhouse gases emissions, which are warming the planet. The state is also taking action to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change, including the increased likelihood of both flooding and drought.

While California is taking action, some of those who oppose the move to renewable energy and cleaner transportation have mischaracterized the science of climate change in an effort to create artificial uncertainty about the existence and causes of climate change. For more information about California efforts, and to find out what you can do to help, please visit the Climate Change Portal   . To learn more about climate change, we invite you to visit "Climate Changers   : an innovative video initiative to share hot lessons and cool solutions.

The fact is that on the key issues, the science is clear: climate change is real and happening now; human-made greenhouse gas emissions are affecting our planet; and we need to take action. Just as we reached a point where we stopped debating whether cigarette smoke causes cancer, we need to end the climate change debate and focus on how to solve the problem.

"It's time for courage, it's time for creativity and it's time for boldness to tackle climate change."

Governor Brown

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