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Gov. Brown is becoming a global leader on climate change

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File: California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, January 7.
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File: California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, January 7.

The Governor is acting like the leader of a sovereign country as he tours Europe with a focus on climate change

Governor Jerry Brown is in Bonn, Germany, this week for the annual United Nations climate change conference. President Trump, who pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord earlier this year, is not attending. Climate change, Trump says, is a hoax.

But Governor Brown wants the world to know that Californians think very differently.

The UN conference is just the latest stop on Brown's tour of Europe, where he's working his brand of climate diplomacy. Senior Politico reporter David Siders has been writing about the governor's evolution into a global leader on climate change. He spoke with Take Two's Josie Huang from Germany.

"So much of what's going on in climate change diplomacy right now at either the national or the state level is really public relations, right?" Siders said. "It's not about a mandated commitment."

To hear more about Governor Brown's climate change diplomacy, click the blue play button above.

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