Today, California Governor Jerry Brown tore into President Trump and his supporters in hilarious fashion at a climate change event in New York City.
The President, who has long denied the reality of climate change and has made the rolling back of anti-climate change regulations a priority of his administration, fully deserves Brown’s label of “dangerous and silly:”
“President Trump is the null hypothesis, which he’s proven. Everything he’s doing is … stupid and dangerous and silly. I mean, come on, really, calling the North Korean dictator ‘Rocket Man?’ … He is accelerating the reversal through his own absurdity.”
He went on to mock his rather backward supporters, comparing them to primitive cave-dwelling beings: “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.”
While that certainly won’t help fight the perception of liberals as being arrogant and condescending towards conservatives, it’s not entirely off the mark, especially when it comes to climate change.
Too many conservatives refuse to accept widely accepted scientific facts and prefer to remain in their caves, looking towards the past while the rest of the nation tries to move into the future. But the terrifying truth is that if we don’t take serious efforts to combat climate change, all of us could find ourselves back in caves a lot sooner than one might expect.