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California Gov. Jerry Brown defends climate action and attacks ‘alternative facts’

January 28, 2017 by Billy Hamshaw

(Source: The Washington Post) In his State of the State address Tuesday morning, California Gov. Jerry Brown delivered an impassioned defense of climate action while decrying what he described as the Trump administration’s attacks on science and basic facts. “The recent election and inauguration of a new president has shown deep divisions across America,” Brown said in his speech. “While no one knows what the new leaders will actually do, there are signs that are disturbing. We’ve seen the bold assertion of ‘alternative facts,’ whatever those are. We’ve heard the blatant attacks on science.”  Brown’s speech Tuesday reflected the state’s continued commitment to climate action and expressed renewed defiance toward those who would argue against the accepted science. Read full article…

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