It was not a long while ago when the members of US Senate took turns on each other over the matter of the existence of man-made global warming. In this episode, California Governor Jerry Brown has voiced his opinion on Californian drought and concluded that climate change is not a hoax.
Most of the United States depend on California for its food supply and hence, the implications of the drought in California can be drastic for the country as a whole. Brown gave a statement to ABC’s This Week, which said, “Well, there is a global market in—in many food commodities and that will tend to set the price, but remember, the weather that’s happening in California, that the weather will be reflected and show up in other parts of the world. And I can tell you, from California, climate change is not a hoax. We’re dealing with it and it’s damn serious.”
The water usage in cities and towns in California must be reduced by at least 25 percent and the residents who do not follow the custom would have to pay fines. Brown announced the new restrictions and stated, “The idea of your nice little green grass getting lots of water every day, that’s going to be a thing of the past.”
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Brown was asked questions about how he will enforce the new restrictions in the state and he replied with a confident notion that the mechanism had already been in place. Brown also added, “Each water district that actually delivers waters—water to homes and businesses, they carry it out. We have a state water board that oversees the relationship with all these local districts.
There are hundreds of them, and so if they don’t comply, people can be fined $500 a day. The districts can go to court and get a cease and desist order. There’s—the enforcement mechanism is powerful in a drought of this magnitude, you have to change that behavior and you have to change it substantially.”
It is interesting to note that last month, Brown was seen lashing out at those who questioned the science of global warming. That included the Texas Senator Ted Cruz as well.
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