Paris, France - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Thank you, Todd, extraordinarily for those more than generous words. I really, really appreciate them. I might have loved it if you found a less menacing notion than a ballistic missile. (Laughter.) But I appreciate it. At least it gets the job done. Ambassador Hartley, really nice to have you here, and Gina McCarthy, who is the head of our Environmental Protection Agency, thank you very, very much for being here. Thank you.

Paris, France - Joining the world's top climate leaders on his fourth day at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today spoke at events highlighting California's bold action to accelerate zero emission vehicles, reduce short-lived climate pollutants and build partnerships with other states, cities and regions to cut dangerous carbon pollution.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry's Remarks at the Caring for Climate Business Forum:

Paris, France - On his third full day in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and joined China's top climate change official Xie Zhenhua and France's Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Ségolène Royal at events highlighting California's international partnerships and climate leadership.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my sincere congratulations to all Albanians as you celebrate National Youth Day, which this year marks the 25th anniversary of the student movement that led to the fall of communism on December 8, 1990.

Stanford, California - Annual global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels could drop slightly in 2015, according to a report from the Global Carbon Project led by a Stanford University researcher. This surprising result contrasts with the rapid growth in emissions before 2014, underlining the need for action to stabilize and permanently lower global CO2 emissions, the researchers conclude.