Former SF Mayor, Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom, CA
- Location: CA 94114
- Marching Since: October 27, 2005
Global warming is a crisis facing our world, our country and our own cities. During the World Environment Conference, which I am proud to host in San Francisco (the first time this conference has ever been held in North America) we will be sharing and discussing ideas to fight global warming. As the tenth largest emitter of global warming pollution in the entire world, what CA does can make a difference and serve as an example to the rest of the country and the globe. As THE largest emitter of global warming pollution in the world, the United States should be a leader in fighting this crisis. San Francisco and California are already showing what can be done to reduce global warming pollution. By utilizing alternative energy technologies that exist today, we are not only reducing global warming pollution, we are saving money for the city, the state and our citizens. San Francisco has already instituted a number of programs which can be viewed as national models and we have enacted our own Local Global Climate Action Plan. For example, when a car is retired out of the San Francisco City fleet, it is replaced by a hybrid car, curbing pollution and saving tax payers money.