Gov. Brown Attempts To Embarrass Donald Trump By Smack Talking Him To The United Nations
Look, I'll say it if no one else will... someone needs to tell this dude to stfu. WE THE PEOPLE Elected Donald Trump, did we not? What am I talking about, you may be asking yourself? Well...
Ol' Jerry Brown is at it again, making waves and news. This time, he's blasted into the Trump admin at the United Nations climate summit, stating it did “not represent the people of the United States.”
“California, Washington, New York, Vermont and many, many other states representing tens of millions of people believe in the science of climate change, believe and demand we reduce our carbon emissions,” the Democrat said.
This is in response to the recent news that the United States will be joining Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait in blocking a U.N. report regarding the limiting of future global temperature by 1.5 degrees (Celsius) by the year 2100.
Further, Donald Trump had previously stated that he will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris accord by 2020.
“We recognize the science undergirding the knowledge we have today on climate change. If we’re going to stay below 1.5 degrees Centigrade from the industrial period we have to take action now,” Brown said.
— Jerry Brown (@JerryBrownGov) December 14, 2018
“The actions and the behavior of the leaders of the United States and Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and Russia and other countries are not acceptable,” Brown added. “This is a suicide mission upon which you have embarked. Pull back.”
According to TheDC:
However, the U.N. report Brown refers to estimates $122 trillion would be needed to fund the new green energy infrastructure needed to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The report, released in October, also says a carbon tax needed to meet that temperature goal would be as high as $27,000 per ton, or a $240 tax on a gallon of gasoline.
During a recent meeting of global leaders in Poland, the same old and tired song-and-dance of trying to get "rich" countries to hand money over to "poor" countries has seemingly stalled a lot of the work they continue to do.