California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged official delegates and guests at the United Nation's high-level event on climate change this morning "not to lose hope."
But first, he checked off the Golden State's manifold accomplishments—including California's leadership in nanotechnology, information technology, and biotechnology—not "simply to boast," but because "when California does something, it has consequences."
Schwarzenegger went on (and on) to tell us why California is TEH AWESOME, but then added that we should not lose hope over climate change. "Do not believe that doom and gloom and disaster are the only outcomes," he said. "Humanity is smart, and nature is amazingly regeneration. I believe we can renew the climate of this planet."