Jerry Brown: California 'ready to fight' Trump on climate change
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California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) says California is “ready to fight” President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East MORE on climate change.


"We've got the scientists, we've got the lawyers and we're ready to fight," Brown said during a heated speech Wednesday night to the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, the Los Angeles Times reported

Brown seized on comments from a top Trump adviser, who said the incoming administration plans to eliminate NASA's earth science programs. That would end the use of satellites to gather climate information.

"If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite," Brown said.

The Democrat, who is collectively the longest-serving governor in California history, is a staunch Trump opponent. Brown has attempted to run for the Democratic presidential nomination and a Senate seat in the past.

Brown also jabbed the home state of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), Trump's choice to lead the Energy Department.

"We've got more sun than you've got oil," Brown said, referring to renewable energy.