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VIDEO: What Ben Carson thinks of Jerry Brown’s climate change flash drive

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks to reporters before a presidential debate in Simi Valley on Sept. 16, 2015.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks to reporters before a presidential debate in Simi Valley on Sept. 16, 2015. The Sacramento Bee/David Siders

In his scolding of Republican presidential candidates on the issue of climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown last week sent retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson a flash drive containing a United Nations report on the subject.

Carson had said there was no overwhelming evidence that people cause global warming.

Brown’s flash drive, it would appear, did little to change Carson’s view. Speaking to reporters before the Republican presidential debate Wednesday, Carson said he was “already quite familiar with the data.”

He followed up with this:

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says his opinion on climate change is unchanged after Gov. Jerry Brown sent him a flash drive full of documentation. Video by David Siders, The Sacramento Bee

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders

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