California Governor Jerry Brown used the occasion of his fourth inaugural address to propose an ambitious new clean energy target for the state: 50% renewable energy by 2030.
“We are at a crossroads,” Brown said in announcing the proposal, according to Climate Progress. “The challenge is to build for the future, not steal from it, to live within our means and to keep California ever golden and creative.”
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Studied History at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. 
Christopher Booker is an English journalist, author, and has been a columnist for The Sunday Telegraph since 1990. 
Booker has opposed the scientific consensus on numerous issues including global warming, the link between second-hand smoke and cancer, and the negative health effects of asbestos. , 
According to The Carbon Brief, despite the agreement of major agencies including the World Heath Organisation and the US Department for Health and Human Services that all forms of asbestos are carcinogenic to humans, Booker has also repeatedly claimed white asbestos “poses no measurable risk to health”. 
In 2009, he published The Real Global Warming Disaster, described by The Observer as “the definitive climate sceptics' manual”. 
Stance on Climate Change
“…although CO2 levels in the atmosphere have continued rising, it has become clearer than ever that global temperatures are no longer following suit… . evidence for a human link to such warming as has occurred in recent decades was not just being seriously exaggerated but even deliberately manipulated, to produce findings which the data simply did not justify.” 
Christopher Booker publishes a piece in The Telegraph's Environment section titled, “The scandal of fiddled global warming data,” on June 21, 2014:
“When I first began examining the global-warming scare, I found nothing more puzzling than the way officially approved scientists kept on being shown to have finagled their data, as in that ludicrous “hockey stick” graph, pretending to prove that the world had suddenly become much hotter than at any time in 1,000 years. Any theory needing to rely so consistently on fudging the evidence, I concluded, must be looked on not as science at all, but as simply a rather alarming case study in the aberrations of group psychology.” 
“The scientific evidence to support their belief that inhaling other people's smoke causes cancer simply does not exist.” 
“The proselytisers for man-made global warming have long exercised a tight stranglehold over the contents of Wikipedia.” 
Christopher Booker and Richard North wrote a prominent feature article in The Sunday Telegraph titled “Questions over business deals of UN climate change guru Dr Rajendra Pachauri” which made allegations of financial impropriety against the IPCC Chairman. 
The article alleged that Pachauri had been “making a fortune from his links with 'carbon trading' companies,” and that he had outside interests which would cause a “conflict of interest” with his position at the IPCC.
Shortly after the article was published, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the organization that Pachauri works for, asked auditors to review his financial relationships.
“No evidence was found that indicated personal fiduciary benefits accruing to Pachauri from his various advisory roles that would have led to a conflict of interest.” 
When Pachauri first approached the Telegraph he was rebuffed while their journalists continued to produce damaging articles and blog posts. He was forced to start a libel suit, and months later the Telegraph issued an apology and retraction. 
Christopher Booker was a speaker at the Heartland Institute's 2009 International Conference on Climate Change.
His speech was titled “From BSE to Global Warming: Why Scares are Costing Us the Earth.” 
A transcript of Booker's speech is available at the Heartland Institute website as a “Policy Document.”
February 4, 2009
George Monbiot of The Guardian launched a prize to be “presented to whoever crams as many misrepresentations, distortions and falsehoods into a single article, statement, lecture, film or interview about climate change.”
November 16, 2008
Booker published an article titled “The world has never seen such freezing heat” in The Telegraph.
The Sunday Telegraph — Columnist.
Christopher Booker has not published any scientific articles relating to climate change. Here is a list of the articles he has written for The Sunday Telegraph.
- Scared To Death: From BSE To Global Warming, How Scares Are Costing Us The Earth.
- The Real Global Warming Disaster: Is The Obsession With Climate Change Turning Out To Be The Most Costly Scientific Blunder In History?
- The Mad Officials: How the Bureaucrats are Strangling Britain.
“Christopher Booker,” The Carbon Brief. Accessed August 6, 2012.
“Christopher Booker: fifty years at the Sunday Telegraph,” The Telegraph, February 5, 2011.
Christopher Booker. “Christopher Booker's Notebook,” The Telegraph, July 1, 2007.
Christopher Booker. “Christopher Booker's Notebook,” The Telegraph, October 15, 2006.
Christopher Booker and Richard North. “Asbestos - the most expensive word in history,” The Telegraph, November 6, 2007.
Philip Ball. “The Real Global Warming Disaster by Christopher Booker,” The Guardian, November 15, 2009.
Christopher Booker. “The Mother of All Scares,” The Heartland Institute, March 16, 2009.
Christopher Booker. “The truth is getting lost in the Amazon,” The Telegraph, September 11, 2010.
“Questions over business deals of UN climate change guru Dr Rajendra Pachauri,” The Telegraph, December 20, 2009. Archived December 22, 2009.
George Monbiot. “The Smearing of an Innocent man,” Monbiot.com, August 26, 2010.
“Dr Pachauri - Apology,” The Telegraph, August 21, 2010.
“From BSE to Global Warming: Why Scares are Costing Us the Earth,” International Conferences on Climate Change (climateconferences.heartland.org).
George Monbiot. “Booker's work of clanger-dropping fiction,” The Guardian, February 4, 2009.
“BBC abandons 'impartiality' on warming,” The Telegraph, January 31, 2009.
“The Bias and Logical Fallacies of Christopher Booker’s 'Freezing Heat',” EcoWorldy, November 17, 2008. Archived December 21, 2008.
“Christopher Booker,” Wikipedia.
“Christopher Booker,” SourceWatch.
George monbiot. “How much longer can Christopher Booker go on misleading readers?”, The Guardian, May 13, 2011.
George Monbiot. “The superhuman cock-ups of Christopher Booker,” The Guardian, October 13, 2011.
George Monbiot. “The Patron Saint of Charlatans,” Monbiot.com, September 23, 2008.
Christopher Booker. “The scandal of fiddled global warming data,” The Telegraph, June 21, 2014. Archived June 30, 2014.