‘Brown said Thursday that he hoped California’s efforts would help change the minds of Republicans and businesses that have resisted climate policies.

“I don’t want to be partisan, but these guys deny science,” he said. “Anybody who lies like that should not be listened to. That’s all.”’

California will become a petri dish for international efforts to slow global warming under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, forcing one of the world’s largest economies to squeeze into a dramatically smaller carbon footprint.

Source: California becomes a global laboratory in fight against climate change