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Groundswell of climate action at 'summit' faces hard truths


AFP
San Francisco,
Governors, mayors, CEOs and billionaire philanthropists gather in San Francisco this week to take aim at global warming as the world awakens to the all-too-real threat of climate change run amuck.
The three-day Global Climate Action Summit, which kicks off Wednesday, will see hundreds of cities, regions and companies worth hundreds of billions pledge to run on solar or wind power within a few decades. California's governor and host Jerry Brown, whose crusade for clean energy started in the 1970s, set the tone by approving landmark legislation Monday that commits his state to purging CO2 from its electricity grid by 2045.
"We all have the opportunity and the obligation to do our part to combat climate change,"he said hours after signing the bill into law. Even heavy industry giants in emerging economies such as UltraTech Cement and Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers in India.

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