California Governor, Jerry Brown recently responded to Ben Carson's statement that climate change isn't real.
Ben Carson says there's no convincing research to prove that man plays a role in climate change, Jerry Brown is having none of it. In an act of frustration, the California governor sent Carson a letter and flash drive proving that climate change is in fact, real.
The ordeal began when GOP candidate, Ben Carson made comments suggesting that climate change is made up. In a recent interview with The San Francisco Chronicle, Carson stated that, "There is no overwhelming science that the things that are going on are man-caused and not naturally caused. Gimme a break."
Jerry Brown, who has been outspoken about climate change and recently referred to those who deny climate change as “troglodytes,”understandably took issue. His letter cites this summer's lengthy drought in California as one example of what he said was humanity's role in climate change. The letter also cites a United Nations report detailing the causes and effects of climate change. Backing up the report, Brown writes, “This report assessed over 30,000 scientific papers and was written by more than 800 scientists, representing 80 countries around the world, who definitively concluded that 'human influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts observed across all continents and oceans.”The full report is downloaded onto the flash drive.
The letter concludes, “These aren’t just words. The consequences are real. Please use your considerable intelligence to review this material. Climate change is much bigger than partisan politics."
Before sending his message, Governor Brown tweeted a picture of the letter and flash drive which has now been retweeted over 2,000 times. The tweet referred to Carson as a “climate science denier.”
Doug Watts, director of communications for Carson’s campaign said that the retired neurosurgeon had not yet received the letter but that he would read it with an open mind. Watts stated that Carson is not a "climate denier" but a "climate questioner." Watts continued, "He has a different standard of persuasion and proof. Nothing more," Watts said. "He questions (climate change) and cares about the environment."
-Bronte P., The Off The Grid Team
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