Cities Rally to Defy Trump on Climate Change
Jerry Brown isn't the only public official willing to take the reins on climate change. Since President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, over 200 cities have joined the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, a group co-founded by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2014. As part of the effort, many of them are pledging to go it alone and abide by the terms of the Accord unilaterally.
"Last week, Democratic and Republican mayors from cities across America came together to say, 'Enough' — we will not let the future of our world be jeopardized by inaction at the very top," Garcetti said. "Now, mayors from every corner of our nation are joining the call to action, and uniting to carry the fight against climate change forward in our cities."
San Francisco is taking its defiance one step further. On Sunday, the city announced it was publishing climate data that had been deleted by the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. The information is now available on the city’s website.