Dr. Ben Carson is a world-famous neurosurgeon. He is also a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, which means he's not a scientist.

Left: The first man to ever separate twins conjoined at the head.
Right: The first man to ever outgrow the nickname "Moonbeam."

Upon a recent visit to California, which is on fire amidst the worst drought in recent memory and with snowpack levels falling to 500-year lows, retired neurosurgeon and current conservative rising star Dr. Ben Carson had this to say about the 97% of peer-reviewed publications that support the concept of global climate change:

I know there a lot of people who say 'overwhelming science,' but then when you ask them to show the overwhelming science, they never can show it. There is no overwhelming science that the things that are going on are man-caused and not naturally caused.

After he gave that quote to The San Francisco Chronicle, California's Governor Jerry Brown took a moment from dealing with his state's raging wildfires to sending Carson the following gift and open letter, which he posted on Twitter:

Sources: h/t Huffington Post