Climate change denier Ben Carson and Republican presidential candidate was in for a surprise gift this week.
After a visit to California and the usual dismissive talk on man-made climate change, the Governor of California, Jerry Brown decided to send presidential candidate Ben Carson all the scientific evidence he needs to concede at least some ground to the anthropocentric factor at play in climate change.
Tuesday’s declaration coming from climate change denier Ben Carson stated:
“I know there are a lot of people who say overwhelming science, but when you ask them to show the overwhelming science, they never can show it. There is no overwhelming science that the things that are going on are man-caused and not naturally caused. Gimme a break”.
As such, Governor Brown saw it fit to provide the former neurosurgeon with some reading material. In case he might have missed it or didn’t have access to it. Packed on a flash drive, the latest report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stands as the cornerstone of climate science.
The flash drive was sent to the presidential candidate accompanied by a letter signed by California Governor Jerry Brown. One fragment reads:
“Please use your considerable intelligence to review this material. Climate change is much bigger than partisan politics”.
The UN IPCC report is a conclusive report assessing over 30,000 scientific papers and including the work of over 800 scientists. Among other conclusions, man activity accounts for 95 percent of the factors at play in driving climate change. The IPCC stands as a scientific body backed by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Program. Over the years it has become the main resource of regular and up-to-date assessments of climate science. The IPCC reports inform policymakers worldwide.
The campaign office of Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson did not release any comments. However, the office of Governor Jerry Brown, a long advocate of climate change science and a key figure in fighting the effects of climate change in his drought-ridden state, confirmed that the sending of the flash drive accompanied by the letter.
As Republican candidates were readying for the primary debate in August, the California Governor asked each one of them to answer one noteworthy question: ‘What is your plan to deal with the threat of climate change?’.
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