Jerry Brown in 2017 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Energy & Oil: No climate deniers: the science is clear; the danger is real

Our state is known the world over for the actions we have taken to encourage renewable energy and combat climate change. Whatever they do in Washington, they can't change the facts. And these are the facts: the climate is changing, the temperatures are rising and so are the oceans. Natural habitats everywhere are under increasing stress. The world knows this.

194 countries signed the Paris Agreement to control greenhouse gases. Our own voluntary agreement to accomplish the same goal--the "Under Two M.O.U."--has 165 signatories, representing a billion people. We cannot fall back and give in to the climate deniers. The science is clear. The danger is real.

We can do much on our own and we can join with others--other states and provinces and even countries, to stop the dangerous rise in climate pollution. And we will.

Source: 2017 State of the State address to California Legislature Jan 24, 2017

On Jobs: Raised minimum wage and reduced unemployment

As I reread proposals set forth in six previous State of the State speeches, I was amazed to see how much we have accomplished together. We have: And during the last seven years, California has reduced the unemployment rate from 12.1 percent to 5.2 percent and created almost 2.5 million jobs. And that's not all.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to California Legislature Jan 24, 2017

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