(NaturalNews) If it isn’t crystal clear by now that California really, really wants to break off from the rest of the United States and become its own independent country, consider the recent actions of its governor, Jerry Brown, who toldThe New York Times in an interview that he wants to see the Golden State start handling climate change matters independently of whatever is happening in Washington, D.C.
Still reeling from the largely unexpected presidential victory of Donald Trump, Brown and his Democrat colleagues are looking for new ways to push an aggressive climate change agenda spearheaded by the Obama administration that the incoming administration has already indicated it will not support. To bypass this newfangled opposition, Brown plans to deal directly with foreign governments and skip D.C. entirely.
According to Breitbart, Brown signed a climate change deal back in May with 12 regional and provincial governments in seven countries that commits California to reduce so-called “greenhouse gases” that trap heat in the earth’s atmosphere and supposedly drive “global warming.” The purpose of this deal was to show that California would stand alongside Barack Obama in joining the global consensus on climate change, even if Congress, the courts, and the rest of the country would not.
Brown has been an outspoken critic of “climate deniers” in Congress who don’t want to sign the nation’s sovereignty away in the name of saving the planet, going even so far as to participate in the Paris climate change talks pushing a globalist agenda. But now that President-Elect Trump has indicated that he intends to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, Brown plans to take matters further into his own hands.
“California can make a significant contribution to advancing the cause of dealing with climate change, irrespective of what goes on in Washington,” Brown stated in an interview with theTimes. “I wouldn’t underestimate California’s resolve if everything moves in this extreme climate denial direction. Yes, we will take action.” (Click to Article)