After the rise of social media, politicians are finding out how politically effective a successful troll job is, and California’s governor Jerry Brown just showed he knows the craft well.
Carson recently did an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle where he repeated the GOP claim that the evidence for made-made climate change isn’t there.
“[There] is no overwhelming science that the things that are going on are man-caused and not naturally caused,” Carson said.
When Brown learned of Carson’s comments, he personally sent him a report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, along with a flash drive full of climate change data.
— Gov. Brown Press Ofc (@GovPressOffice) September 10, 2015
“These aren’t just words. The consequences are real,” Brown wrote in his letter. “Please use your considerable intelligence to review this material. Climate change is much bigger than partisan politics.”
The IPCC’s synthesis report estimates that there is a 95-percent probability that human activity has had an effect on the climate system. Brown said in his letter that this study was carried out by an international team of scientists, who have determined that human influence is “clear and growing.”
You can read the IPCC’s report here.
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