“Nobody can stay on the sidelines. We can’t afford any dropouts in the tremendous human challenge to make the transition to a sustainable future. Disaster still looms, and we’ve got to make the turn.”
— California Gov. Jerry Brown, on a visit to Beijing Tuesday in which he met with President Xi Jinping and signed an agreement in which China and California agreed to work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Democratic governor said California and other states are stepping up their international outreach after President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate accord last week.