Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown has made it clear in the past that he isn’t a fan of President Donald Trump. Now, it has been reported that he condemned the “behavior” of the Trump White House during the United Nations climate summit, which was held in Poland. Brown claimed that Trump “not represent the people of the United States.”
“The United States, I’m sorry to say, does not represent the people of the United States,” the California Governor said in a video address on Friday to United Nations delegates who had gathered in Katowice for the meeting, which was called the COP24 summit.
“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 California Democrat went on.
Western Journal reports:
Brown was reacting to news the U.S. joined with Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait in blocking the conference from “welcoming” a U.N. report on limiting future global to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100 — a report called for in the 2015 Paris Agreement.
President Donald Trump promised to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris accord in 2020.
Brown is one of Trump’s staunchest critics when it comes to the planned Paris withdrawal.
Brown stated, “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.”
“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. This is a suicide mission upon which you have embarked. Pull back,” Brown went on.
It is estimated by the United Nations report that Brown called on that $122 trillion would be necessary to fund the green energy infrastructure that would be needed to maintain global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The report, which was released in October, also states that carbon taxes to meet this temperature goal would reach as high as $27,000 per ton, which amounts to a $240 tax per gallon of gasoline.
Western Journal reports:
Thousands of U.N. delegates, government officials and environmentalists gathered for the two-week climate summit in the heart of Poland’s coal country at the beginning of December. So far, the conference has been bogged down by the usual disputes of over implementation.
Brown continued on in the video address, “People are dying because of climate change. In fires, in mudslides, in floods, in other parts of the country. This is serious stuff. You represent humanity. Over 7 billion people are counting on you. Don’t resort to what will be condemned in future years as nothing less than a criminal enterprise. Wake up!”