What happens when California—a state that is responsible for about 1 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases—goes all-in on climate change.
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California is leading the country in efforts to combat climate change—and upped the ante again today as Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation requiring California to derive all of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2045. This explainer looks at what happens when a state responsible for about 1 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases goes all-in to fight climate change.