In some of his harshest words to date against President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, Gov. Jerry Brown rallied a ballroom full of climate policy wonks and activists, telling them to ignore the “Alice in Wonderland” scene in Washington and continue fighting climate change.
But he stressed that the battle against global warming will be a long, difficult road.
“Stopping carbon will be like stopping a heroin addiction,” Brown said in a keynote speech at the Navigating the American Carbon World conference at the InterContinental Hotel. “We are addicted to carbon in the sense that we are repeatedly using it and we get a tremendous high — a whole way of life.”
Brown pummeled the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress for trying to unravel President Barack Obama’s climate change policies.
“We’re in an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ world: What is up is down and vice versa,” he said, arguing that the Republican Party has a “slavish adherence to the nonbelief in anything to do with climate change.” But, he added, “whatever the flimflam artists do and say, we can overcome it. … Truth is powerful.”
“Alice in Wonderland”? Such delicious irony coming from Governor Brown. His best quote of all time.
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