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Gov. Jerry Brown Assembles Scientists and Lawyers 'Ready to Fight' Trump on Climate Change

"Eventually the truth will prevail."

12.15.2016 News Trey Sanchez

California Gov. Jerry Brown is "ready to fight" President-elect Donald Trump on climate change and has assembled a team of scientists and lawyers for the battle.

Speaking to thousands of "anxious" scientists at the American Geophysical Union's annual meeting on Wednesday, Brown assured they don't need to fret over Trump's climate-skeptic cabinet picks or spend another minute worrying that "science is about to be thrown out the window," as Scientific American put it.

"We have the scientists, we have the lawyers and we are ready to fight!" the governor said. "And California is no stranger to this fight. Our emission standards, our energy rules, drove U.S. policy. Whatever Washington thinks it is doing, California is the future."

These words gave relief to many of the scientists in attendance who have been concerned that Trump's view discredits the "settled" science on global warming/climate change. They often cheered loudly during Brown's speech.

From SA's report:

American Geophysical Union's Eric Davidson expressed relief that "California has our backs," but said support would have to come "from all 435 House districts and 100 senators." The union, he said, must be protected as "safe places for science" and "free from all forms of harassment."

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