Caught On Tape: CA Governor Brown Goes On Epic Climate Change Rant; Vows To Defy Trump

Tyler Durden's picture

Apparently Trump's recent letter to the Energy Department, which included very pointed questions about climate change research, and/or his appointment of former Texas Governor Rick Perry to lead that department going forward (a department that Perry proposed shutting down back in 2012 for those who may have forgotten), "triggered" California's head snowflake, Governor Jerry Brown, into an epic climate change rant before a gathering of scientists at the American Geophysical Union's national conference in San Francisco. 

Vowing to defy Trump's efforts to undermine the "progress" made by California on climate change regulations, Brown promised that his state is "ready to fight."

“We’ve got the scientists, we’ve got the lawyers and we’re ready to fight.”


"Some people say that they're going to turn off the satellites that are monitoring the climate.  I remember back in 1978 I proposed a satellite for California.  They called me Governor Moonbeam because of that.  I didn't get that moniker for nothing.  And if Trump turns off his satellites, California will launch it's own damn satellites.  We're going to collect that data."

Apparently, Brown is also not a big fan of Rick Perry...

"I remember our new Secretary of Energy, he was coming to California and saying 'come to Texas because we have all the jobs in Texas.'  Well, California is growing a hell of a lot faster than Texas.  And we got more sun than you have oil."

Meanwhile, Brown also took a shot at "fake news" outlets like Breitbart who decided to poke fun at his new regulation passed back in September that requires the state to cut methane emissions from dairy cows and other animals by 40% by 2030.  Brown apparently took issue with a Breitbart headline that declared he was attempting to regulate "cow farts."

"The measures on methane that I signed into law, Breitbart and the other clowns talked about cow farts.  That's what they reduce.  Everything's reduced from seriousness to a joke.  Well, it's not a joke." 

While we're not sure which organizations he's referencing with his "other clowns" comment, we tend to agree with Brown on this serious news organization would ever post such a ridiculous headline about "cow farts."

Jerry Brown


With that, here is the full rant from Jerry...enjoy.

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WernerHeisenberg's picture

Let's see how sanctuary cities and California do without federal funding

knukles's picture

The Dude is Not Called Moonbeam for naught.

Jim Sampson's picture

He's fucking losing it!!! 


These people are those kids that screamed bloody murder until they got their way.

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

This time, the science is irrefutable.  Because a scientist said so and he has a degree and everything...


peddling-fiction's picture

Yeah, lets turn off the "satellites" quietly. Chuckle

knukles's picture

BTW, turning off the satellites HELPS the global whateveritisweekers.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) knukles Dec 15, 2016 8:09 PM

Jerry didn't read the NASA report today that said we are facing a dinasour like event, where an asteroid can come from the Sun, hiding there.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

He doesn't care if you turn off the satellites. You can turn off all the lights.

He'll just use his moonbeam to light the way.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

First off, as a Californian, there is nothing that man has to say that holds any interest to me. Secondly, he is one of the main reasons I will soon not be a Californian. Thirdly, It's not about the climate, global warming, anthopogenic effects or anything else, (though you won't hear it from Moonbeam or any of the other politicos hustling global warming).

It's about money. Mad, crazy, insane amounts of money. Limitless, unending screaming amounts of moolah for the foreseeable future. And these bastards know they have a great racket and can not only stick it to the working shmoe, but can continue to tighten the reins over said shmoe's life. The way you beat these asshats is with your feet. As productive people leave the more the place starts looking like Venezuela.

Escrow on my house is now set to close around 14 January. I cannot wait to become an Arizonan. Adios mothertrucker!

Fidel Sarcastro's picture

U got it Theosebes -- Who is John Galt?

Golden Phoenix's picture

In a few days Arizonan's will be saying 'Welcome to Arizona now go the fuck home'.

Arnold's picture

Maine tried that for a long time call itself Vacationland.

Then, in the 70's they built the BFB and way too many southerners stayed.

Amalgamated Tang's picture

Wouldn't the exhaust from launching new satellites add to global warming? And wouldn't the clean room run-off from bathing the components poison the watertable? And what about all that concrete used make the launch pad? Wouldn't that dislodge the indigenous snaildarter? Or am I reading the whack-jobs all wrong?

Bumpo's picture

The Fact that all the so-called Science "Proved" global warming, and then since there was no global warming, their premise changed to Climate Change, only proves their "Maths" are inaccurate and certifiably unproven. Either your Scientific results are repeatable and measurable, and by a third party ... YOU HAVEN'T PROVEN SHIT!

SixIsNinE's picture

of course we need to continuously remind ourselves & others that this goes back to The Club of Rome of the 1970s and the schemes to get the public to go along voluntarily in the process give up many "rights" ..... 

cashless -- driverless - future they want and it wouldn't hurt for the population drop too.   It was celebrated a couple months ago the first driverless 18-wheeler delivered a truckload of Coors to a distributor, Denver  - it worked.  Today in the paper they give us a big article about Uber NOW rolling out driverless cars.

these agw cultists are gonna be showing more hysteria as this outrageous scam continues to unravel. 

That is unless the Real Fake News the Legacy WashPoo & ShittyTimes, such sites succeed in monopolizing the narrative - which isn't gonna happen - these decepticon media junkies have to be put down.



Pure Evil's picture

That's all well and good, but who's filling the fuel tanks of all these driverless vehicles?

Last I remember only a few states had mandated full service gas stations where you pull in and some 3rd world camel jockey comes out and fills your tank with fuel. Thanks Jersey that's something I'll never forget. Especially after spilling gas on my shoes today and spending the day getting high on gas fumes.

Will the driverless UBER cars just pull into the gas station and ask the customer over the car stereo to get out and fill the tank before proceeding? Maybe you get a discount for getting out and filling the tank.

I guess instead of truck drivers they'll have new employment categories for ride along fuel tank fillers. Pays less but at least your home every night. And you get to play video games or gab on the cell phone until the truck pulls in for another fill up.

Or maybe they can import 3rd world wonderkins that are willing to work cheap at truck stops filling fuel tanks of driverless big rigs.

SixIsNinE's picture

excellent point - come to think of it I don't remember it being brought up.  

cbxer55's picture

Ah, what was the name of that Stephen King movie, where exactly that was happening? Driverless trucks forcing schlubs to fill there tahnks, or else!

Can't remember it. But I will.

Just popped into the old noggin. Maximum Overdrive. ;-)

Fidel Sarcastro's picture

Bumpo.. U nailed it!


If it is provable SCIENCE, then what u said is the only truth...and climate loonies will have none of it.

Donnie Duvanie's picture

Don't worry... Moonbeam has a plan. He's going to dispose of cow farts by using it in rocket fuel to launch his satellites.

tenpanhandle's picture

Brown does do his part to combat global warming.  His head reflects some serious sunlight back into space.

CheapBastard's picture

He ought to be worried about the Fuki radiation on his beaches, the killing of innocent citizens by his illegals, and chaos on the UC campuses.

Let these big talkers keep screaming they'll disobey the law and watch them thrown in jail or their fed funding cut off. There's consequences to being a jackass politician like Brown, Emanuel, Como, DeeBlazio, etc.

xythras's picture

Those sanctuary cities will live off the cow farts, once they will register said cows as sacred.

Omen IV's picture

put the cows in the sanctuary cities and gas the illegals - see if they self deport - Live Free or Die!

rbg81's picture

Personally, I really (really) wanna see California launch its own damn satellites.  Typical fukstick politician.  He has no idea how much effort, time and $$ go into something like a satellite.  Plus, where is the $$ going to come from?  Every spare cent theny have is being sucked up by pensions and illegals.  Even the looney Left tapayers in CA have their limits.   Even they may be unwilling to fund another boondoggle.

And while we're on the subject of boondoogles:  Hey, Jerry, how's that Bulletrain coming?  Is it even breathing hard?

Korprit_Phlunkie's picture

I think they are about to start on the first leg of it from Bakersfield to Corcoran or some other dust trail in the middle of nowhere. WHat a fiasco. At least the union labor will be able to pay dues and have them donated to elect more demon rats.

SixIsNinE's picture

NASA & .Goob have monopoly on "satellite" launches.   So sorry - no free market in Space Ops, The Ministry of Truth

peddling-fiction's picture

They could turn off all the "satellites" until there were "none" in the sky.

They could continue to fly SR-71's and other spy planes for "satellite" footage.

We are ok with that, as a first step.

Never One Roach's picture

California deserves all the misery Fate will give it when the Earthquake or tsunami hits some day.

cbxer55's picture

But, But, But.................  All the SR-71's were long ago retired. And I don't believe they were moth-balled. I could be wrong.

Used to love watching them take off and land from Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale CA. Those and the B-1b's were always show winners. And the B-!b program used several old Convair F-106 Delta Darts as chase plans. Most especially awesome!  ;-)

peddling-fiction's picture

Hush now...

Something is flying...

cbxer55's picture

The Night Flier. ;-)

Another of Stephen Kings not-so-well-known movies.

Farmerz's picture

I live right near beale, no more sr's since 99, only U2s now. If I recall, they do have a couple they could bring out of retirement if they needed to.

HedgeJunkie's picture

From what I can tell it's half way from Bakersfield to it's first stop in California City.

How can it be a bullet train when it makes stops every fifty miles or so?

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Jethro Dec 15, 2016 7:46 PM


Fidel Sarcastro's picture

Do you mean... like an economist with a Phd said that an annual GDP would be X - then was Y...decade after decade?

Any so-called scientist that believes in climate change via humans -- doesn't deserve his degree! The galaxy has more to do with it than these fucking asshats will ever admit...because it doesn't fit in their pre-detemined (humans are bad) narrative. 

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

Whatever your views on Global-Climate-Warming-Change lets be objective regarding humans. We don't give a flying fuck about anything other that our own petty lives. We are indeed a scourge on the earth and do nothing but destroy, decimate, erode. Hey, don't shoot the messenger, I'm just pointing out the bleeding obvious. Our egotism blinds us to our real nature.

I love it when people retort to my aforementioned and rather blunt assessment of humans by indignantly claiming that they do care about the environment, other people, animals etc. So I ask, "What is it you do that demonstrates this level of care you speak of"? Fucking crickets is all I hear in response and the dumb blinking of a dumb cunt whose reality has just been torn down.

We are duplicitous assholes who speak out of both sides of our mouths and who pay no more heed to this tiny rock we inhabit than a few chosen words in a debate to convince ourselves that we are nothing more than a waste of fucking space.

That a vast majority of the people in this world thinks we are a product of an all powerful creator just makes the situation even more comical.

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

The plan of the Marxists was to fragment Western nations as much as possible by breaking the populace into a disparate collection of special-interest groups.

They split the generations and set them against one another.
They split men and women and set them against one another.
They split heterosexuals and homosexuals, rich and poor, black, white, latino, asian and set the against one another.

The goal of Balkanizing a cohesive, united population was to cause so much animosity and disunity that chaos would ensue and in that vacuum, the State could move in and take over, promising to heal everyone and bring "social justice" and "economic justice" to all.

The Report from Iron Mountain should have been titled, "The Report from Mordor."

Global warming/Global cooling/Climate change was designed by these same Statists as the one ring to rule them all. Their plan was to instill in all people the common fear that their own existence was destroying the global environment which risked the lives of all.

Of course, the solution as designed in The Report from Iron Mountain, was the State and its absolute authoritarianism.

HedgeJunkie's picture

The numbers just don't add up.

Trust me, I'm an actual, real-world, accountant.

Carbon Dioxide, a supposed Green House gas, respirated by plant life which, in turn, converts it back into Oxygen.

CO2 is what we exhale.  Carbon Dioxide, a "Green House Gas", is respirated by plant life which, in turn, converts it back into Oxygen.

At some point these facists are going to insist the there are simply too many people producing too much CO2.

[Full Disclosure:  I am a Commiefornian, I live in the land of "Fruits and Nuts".  However I am more than 50 miles from the coast and the attitudes in this area are that Brown can go fuck himself.]



theprofromdover's picture

The numbers don't add up -exactly, but as they say, don't let the facts get in the way of the propaganda.

It is stunning how stubbornly ignorant these so called academics and scientists are. A terrible indictment on our education system.

Mother Nature will manage to take all of the paltry CO2 we have generated from fossil fuels, and turn it into plants. I bet you if some objective guy did a study of the last 5 decades of tree growth, they would find acceleration.

If you look at all the limestone mountains, where do you think all that captured CO2 came from. This planet is a fabulous machine, if it didn't like us, it would spit us out -and probably will.

All of this global warming or cooling is a natural effect from our Sun's activity. A small proportion comes from our cracked and brittle shell, with seismic / volcano type action. And if we didn't have all our tectonic plates, there would have been no advanced forms of life on this planet.

A perfectly flawed world.

billwilson2's picture

As a fellow accountant let me point out how imbecilic your arguments are Put simply - it ain't that simple. What you are doing is figuring out the net income of a company by looking at the sign on their head office. - A wee bit superficial.

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

He is. But he's also the governor of CA.

How sad/frightening is it that a majority of the voters in CA have lost it even more than he has?

Farmerz's picture

Amazing thing is they love that guy here, and would vote for him again if they could.

cbxer55's picture

He was also called The Lord of The Flies at one time. There had been a problem with fruit flies, and old jerry stuck his nose right in the niddle of it, as usual.

Still don't know what made the fruits in california vote him in a second time. Age has done him no favors.

PacOps's picture

The Brown name runs deep in CA - his dad Pat was also Governor (and dispised by all R's to this day that are still living).

I do not know how it started but there was a general feeling that as he was now in his 70's & this being his last shot - he would do the right things that were in the best interests of the state and its people for once and to hell with the political consequences. 




cbxer55's picture

I'm just glad I don't live there anymore. Got out of that whacko state in 2002, moved to Oklahoma. Very first thing I did after getting settled, applied for and obtained my concealed weapon permit. Now it's simply a Pistol Permit as we no longer have to conceal if we don't want to. ;-)