Jerry Brown, the governor of California, has a childish temper tantrum.
Don’t expect the rest of America to pay for your satellites, Mr. Governor.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has launched a blistering attack on President-elect Donald Trump’s stance on climate change, telling a gathering of scientists that he will do everything in his power to protect laboratories and advanced research.
In an address Wednesday to a conference of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, Brown abandoned all niceties in going after Trump, who has called climate change a hoax orchestrated by China.
Brown — whose defiant environmental advocacy during an earlier term as governor won him the nickname “Governor Moonbeam” — said reports that the Trump administration could end NASA’s role in climate research were unacceptable.
“If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellites,” he said.
But Brown also said Trump’s campaign statements on climate change could serve as a shock to jump-start state and local efforts to push research forward with even more urgency.
You got an environmental problem, Governor Dimwit? How about getting rid of some Mexicans, who are an environmental disaster all by themselves.