We're headed for Titanic-like crash, climate talks hear

California governor Jerry Brown talks about new efforts to cope with climate change during a panel discussion on April 29, 2015 in Beverly HillsThe governor of California has likened the state of the planet to the Titanic in an attempt to drive home his growing fears about climate change. “A lot of people are asleep, they are on the Titanic and they drink champagne, while we are about to crash,” Jerry Brown, whose state is struggling to cope with a historic drought that many blame on climate change, told the Climate Summit of the Americas. Meanwhile in Canada, host of the two-day conference that ended Thursday, an unusually active wildfire season has prompted alarm and accusations climate change is again to blame for the hundreds of blazes.

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