Three governors representing western U.S. states have vowed to move forward with efforts to fight climate change regardless of how the incoming Donald Trump administration treats the issue. The governors of California, Washington and Oregon made stark warnings that climate change was already harming the Pacific Ocean along which their states lie, according to Reuters. On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown said that despite whatever obstruction the incoming Trump Administration poses to efforts to combat climate change, California would do “everything possible” to prevent catastrophic global warming. The governors say the world’s oceans absorb 90 percent of greenhouse gasses, and supply much of the world’s food. The governors were meeting this week as part of the Western Governors Association meeting in San Diego, California.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.