California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown took the opportunity of a series of wildfires raging in the south of his state to hit Republicans on climate change, claiming “there is no scientific question, there’s just political denial” and that “humanity is on a collision course with nature.”
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Brown spoke with Sunday with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos about the fires, most of which are in San Diego County and which appear to be more contained than earlier this week.
The governor almost immediately made mention of global warming, claiming the state’s climate “appears to be changing.”
“You say that climate change definitely is at the heart of — at least, a big part of this,” Stephanopoulos noted. “You know there’s a lot of skepticism, particularly among Republicans in Washington, about that. How do you build a consensus to adapt.”
“That’s a challenge,” Brown replied. “It is true that there is virtually no Republican who accepts the science that virtually is unanimous. I mean, there is no scientific question, there is just political denial for various reasons best known to those people who are in denial.”