California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) told NBC’s Chuck Todd that Sen. Ted Cruz’s views on climate change make him “absolutely unfit to be running” for the office of president.
Discussing California’s dwindling water supply and issues surrounding climate change, Todd played a clip of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaking to Seth Meyers:
SETH MEYERS: Because I think the world’s on fire, literally. Hottest year on record — but you’re not there, right?
SEN. TED CRUZ: I just came back from New Hampshire where there’s snow and ice everywhere. And my view actually is simple. Debates on this should follow science and should follow data. And many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up.
Todd followed up by asking Gov. Brown: “What do you say, because you’ve dealt with some Republican skeptics in California on this.”
Gov. Brown responded:
I say what he said is absolutely false. Over 90% of the scientists who deal with climate are absolutely convinced that the human activity, the industrial activity, the generation of CO2, methane, oxides and nitrogen and all the rest of those greenhouse gasses are building up in the atmosphere, they’re heat-trapping, and they’re causing not just warm drought in California, but severe storms and cold in the East Coast.
So it’s climate disruption of many different kinds. And that man betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of the existing scientific data. It’s shocking and I think that man has rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office.
You can watch the clip, below: