California Gov. Jerry Brown has launched a new website that addresses climate change and labels critics of the existence and cause of climate change as “deniers.”
The website appears on the governor’s Office of Planning and Research’s website and is titled “Climate Change Just the Facts.” According to a press release from Brown’s office, the site “documents the dangerous effects of global warming and calls on those who still deny its existence to ‘wake up and honestly face the facts.’ ”
The website was launched as the annual Lake Tahoe summit was held this week.
“Global warming’s impact on Lake Tahoe is well documented. It is just one example of how, after decades of pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, humanity is getting dangerously close to the point of no return,” Brown said in the press release. “Those who still deny global warming’s existence should wake up and honestly face the facts.”
The website links to four pages addressing issues related to climate change:
The website says the scientific community has concluded that the burning of fossil fuels by humans has emitted enough greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere to cause climate change.
A “small but vocal group” of “deniers” has been successful in spreading enough misinformation about the science behind climate change that only 51 percent of Americans are concerned about climate change, according to the website.
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