Jerry Brown to visit Europe and the Vatican for climate change tour

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Governor Jerry Brown is taking another climate change tour of Europe, and will attend the next United Nations conference on climate change in Bonn, Germany.

Brown said in a statement:

“While the White House declares war on climate science and retreats from the Paris Agreement, California is doing the opposite and taking action. We are joining with our partners from every part of the world to do what needs to be done to prevent irreversible climate change.”

There are about 2 dozen public events planned over 10 days for the Governor, and he'll kick things off with a speech at the Vatican on Saturday.

Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) are scheduled to be there on Friday.

After the Vatican, Brown will go to Belgium and Germany and he'll stop in Norway to meet with scientists. He'll also hold press conferences with the president of the European Parliament and the minister-president of Baden-Württemberg, a state in Germany that has worked with California on an international climate change pact.

Brown will focus on how states, provinces, and local governments can defeat climate change without the help from national leaders.

It's a clear shot at President Trump.

The Governor will appear with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on November 11th , and speak at a slew of other events. 

He'll end his climate change tour on November 14th.

Click here for more at the L.A. Times.

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