California governor says climate change could be more dangerous than fascism

California Governor Jerry Brown attends the International Forum on Electric Vehicle Pilot Cities and Industrial Development in Beijing, China June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING (Reuters) - California governor Jerry Brown said on Tuesday that the threat of climate change could be more dangerous than that of fascism during World War Two.

Speaking at a clean energy forum in Beijing, Brown added that China was capable of driving world standards for automobile emissions.

President Donald Trump said last week he would withdraw the U.S from the landmark 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change.

Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Philip Wen; Editing by Lincoln Feast