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Local Activists Say San Diego Isn't Moving Fast Enough On Climate Change

In this Dec. 4, 2018, file photo, birds fly past a smoking chimney in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Development that’s led to loss of habitat, climate change, overfishing, pollution and invasive species is causing a biodiversity crisis, scientists say in a new United Nations science report released Monday, May 6, 2019.
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In this Dec. 4, 2018, file photo, birds fly past a smoking chimney in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Development that’s led to loss of habitat, climate change, overfishing, pollution and invasive species is causing a biodiversity crisis, scientists say in a new United Nations science report released Monday, May 6, 2019.
Local climate activists are questioning whether or not the region is doing the work necessary to achieve its climate action goals and play its part in stopping a climate disaster.

San Diego is one of the leaders in the state and the nation in confronting the threat of climate change.

The city’s climate action plan is a model for other cities and this year, the county is developing a plan to move the region completely away from fossil fuels.

Despite this, local climate activists are raising questions as to whether or not the region is doing the work necessary to achieve its goals and play its part in stopping a climate disaster.

Nicole Capretz, founder of Climate Action Campaign says that a faster pace and more commitment is needed, as the dangers of climate change increase.

Capretz joined Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss the issue.