Skip to comments.Caught On Tape: CA Governor Brown Goes On Epic Climate Change Rant; Vows To Defy Trump
Posted on 12/15/2016 11:47:05 PM PST by Zakeet
Apparently Trump's recent letter to the Energy Department, which included very pointed questions about climate change research, and/or his appointment of former Texas Governor Rick Perry to lead that department going forward (a department that Perry proposed shutting down back in 2012 for those who may have forgotten), "triggered" California's head snowflake, Governor Jerry Brown, into an epic climate change rant before a gathering of scientists at the American Geophysical Union's national conference in San Francisco.
Vowing to defy Trump's efforts to undermine the "progress" made by California on climate change regulations, Brown promised that his state is "ready to fight."
"Weve got the scientists, weve got the lawyers and were ready to fight."
"Some people say that they're going to turn off the satellites that are monitoring the climate. I remember back in 1978 I proposed a satellite for California. They called me Governor Moonbeam because of that. I didn't get that moniker for nothing. And if Trump turns off his satellites, California will launch it's own damn satellites. We're going to collect that data."
Apparently, Brown is also not a big fan of Rick Perry ...
"I remember our new Secretary of Energy, he was coming to California and saying 'come to Texas because we have all the jobs in Texas.' Well, California is growing a hell of a lot faster than Texas. And we got more sun than you have oil."
Meanwhile, Brown also took a shot at "fake news" outlets like Breitbart who decided to poke fun at his new regulation passed back in September that requires the state to cut methane emissions from dairy cows and other animals by 40% by 2030. Brown apparently took issue with a Breitbart headline that declared he was attempting to regulate "cow farts."
"The measures on methane that I signed into law, Breitbart and the other clowns talked about cow farts. That's what they reduce. Everything's reduced from seriousness to a joke. Well, it's not a joke."
While we're not sure which organizations he's referencing with his "other clowns" comment, we tend to agree with Brown on this front...no serious news organization would ever post such a ridiculous headline about "cow farts."
With that, here is the full rant from Jerry ... enjoy.
You Freepers shouldn't laugh at Moonbeam too much ... his new cause of regulating stinky moo's is really important ... more than any other problem facing California at the present time!
Another idiot in the land of fruit and nuts.
Strapping one of those on Michael Moore’s back would solve their problem.
I’m looking forward to seeing moonbeam outfitted with one of those methane collecting contraptions
What progress Gov? Screwing the taxpayer?
It’s quite comical the California leadership.
At least it would be if they weren’t destroying one of the greatest places on God’s great Earth.
You just shake your head and wonder what foolishness they will implement next.
“Strapping one of those on Michael Moore’s back would solve their problem.”
That little thing? On Michael Moore? Would never work -— you’d need one with more volume than the Goodyear blimp.
There is a reason that Trump won the popular Vote totals of all the States (not including CA) 52% to 48%.
CA, and I live here BTW, exists in another Dimension.
The stinky poo collector for the cow should be worn by Moonbeam with tubes for both ends. He would want to avoid a spark that might set things off and trigger an earthquake.
I fully support the California’s tenth amendment right to run their own climate policy.
on his mouth.
Only if it was so loud as to drown out his incessant yapping.
Yes, California has every right to flush itself down its own eco-friendly toilet.
Moonbeam has political scientists. They always get destroyed when they go up against real non-political scientists. Which explains why they refuse to debate and proclaim the science is settled.
Yes, California has every right to flush itself down its own eco-friendly toilet, but not at anyone’s expense but it’s own.
And when the democrats finally destroy the economy, who you gonna call?
Wouldn’t it be better to wise up now?
Maybe we should just be happy CA is still around. They can be the final solution for what awaits in the wings when you hang your hat on mythology. Just unfortunate for the forty eight percent.
Governor Moonbeam got lost in the jet stream—again!
Agreed. The federal government shouldn’t subsidize their big eco-party, including Elon Musk.
Credit should go to Governor Moonbeam for the increased Nevada home values.
And your non-official transport...the "Poop-Mobile"
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