Texas Governor Rick Perry came to California in June 2014 to persuade Tesla to build a massive batter plant in the Lone Star state. After driving a Tesla up to the California state capitol, Governor Perry came to Climate One to talk about a broad range of national issues including energy.

If the climate is changing, he said, it should be addressed in ways that don’t hurt the economy. It was Governor Perry’s comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism that generated national headlines.  “I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic but I have the desire not to do that,” Governor Perry said. “And I look at the homosexuality issue as the same way.” That kicked off a firestorm of news coverage that landed Climate One on the Daily Show in this episode called Gaywatch – Texas Edition.