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San Diegans Rally For Change: People’s Climate March

San Diegans Rally For Change: People's Climate March

GUESTS:

Todd Gloria, San Diego City Council president, represents District 3

Masada Disenhouse, co-founder of San Diego 350, the group organizing the People's Climate March in San Diego

Climate scientists tell us there's no way to link particular weather events to climate change. But the weather in San Diego in 2014 has been enough to get anyone to scratch their head and wonder. The year is on track to be one of the warmest and driest on record. Earlier this week we experienced unusually hot and humid weather - and then our region experienced a fierce microburst storm.

Climate change is the focus of a worldwide demonstration on Sunday. The People's Climate March is based in New York where hundreds of thousands are expected - but there will also be a demonstration in downtown San Diego. This is ahead of a climate summit being held at the United Nations. The San Diego City Council will also be voting on a resolution to move forward on a climate action plan for the city next week.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer's office issued a release stating since Faulconer took office this spring "his administration has been working to bring forward for public review a climate action plan that will be broadly supported by the environmental community, business community, City Council and the public."

"Mayor Faulconer looks forward to a collaborative discussion with San Diegans about the draft plan when it is released in the coming weeks.

Following the required public review of the draft plan, it is scheduled to be brought to a public hearing in the same timeframe expected under Interim Mayor Gloria, which is spring 2015."

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