California governor: “No patience for climate deniers”

Source: BY KELSEY TAMBORRINO, Politico • Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

As a new round of California wildfires have forced residents back indoors and prompted preemptive power cuts, Gov. Gavin Newsom emphasized Tuesday that the state will continue to pursue policies that combat climate change as it faces the disasters.

Flames incinerate a forest as the Creek Fire rapidly expands on Sept. 8, 2020 near Shaver Lake, Calif.

Flames incinerate a forest as the Creek Fire rapidly expands on Sept. 8, 2020 near Shaver Lake, Calif. | Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

“I say this lovingly — not as an ideologue, but as someone who prides himself on being open to argument, interested in evidence — but I quite literally have no patience for climate change deniers,” Newsom said. “It’s completely inconsistent, that point of view, with the reality on the ground, the facts as we are experiencing. You may not believe it intellectually, but your own eyes, your own experiences tell a different story.”