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California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during the fourth annual Water, Energy and Smart Technology Summit and Showcase at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field on May 23, 2013 in Mountain View, California. The governor joined more than 500 world-renowned researchers and scientists who are calling for action on climate change and other global threats.
Governor Brown has been lauded for getting California's finances back on track, but some have raised concerns about his environmental record. Several critics are worried that the Governor is putting the planet on the back burner as he focuses on the state's economy.
For more on this, we're joined now by Paul Rogers, environmental editor at member station KQED and he joins us now from San Francisco.