Marco Rubio on man-made climate change: The US Senator from Florida gave his opinion on the climate-change issue in an interview in Manchester, New Hampshire, broadcast yesterday.
In the interview, Rubio has admitted that he is strongly considering seeking the GOP nomination for president in 2016. Rubio explained that he feels ready to be president, but also pointed out that other first-tier Republican hopefuls are also equally qualified. If he does decide to make a White House run, Rubio insisted that he would give up any plans to run for reelection to Congress.
Responding to a specific question about the doom-and-gloom scenarios presented in the Obama administration’s new National Climate Assessment report, Rubio declared that “I don’t agree with the notion that some are putting out there, including scientists, that somehow there are actions we can take today that would actually have an impact on what is happening in our climate. Our climate is always changing. And what they have chosen to do is take a handful of decades of research and say that this is now evidence of a longer-term trend that’s directly and almost solely attributable to man-made activities. I don’t know of any era in word history where the climate has been stable. Climate is always evolving, and natural disasters have always existed.”
It’s worth noting that politicians as a rule, regardless of where they fall on the ideological spectrum, have little or no scientific training. Journalists working in the Big Media generally also have the same gap in their resume.
The environmental movement — which has been criticized in some quarters for becoming overly political if not cult-like — originally sounded the alarm over global cooling, and then global warming, prior to the climate change appellation. The White House report now uses “climate disruption” as the new descriptor.
I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it… And I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it, except it will destroy our economy.”
Other scientists and weather experts are starting to come forward with a contrarian view on climate change.
For example, Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman has already gone on record calling climate change and/or global warming a scam. As The Inquisitr has previously reported, former NASA scientist Dr. Leslie Woodcock deemed man-made climate change nonsense and that the term itself is meaningless.
Green guru Dr. James Lovelock has described the environmental movement as becoming “a religion, and religions don’t worry too much about facts.” He added that “It’s just as silly to be a denier as it is to be a believer. You can’t be certain.”
In March, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore told Congress that “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years … no actual proof, as it is understood in science, actually exists.”
When asked during the same interview how the Benghazi scandal would affect Hillary Clinton’s presumed presidential aspirations for the Democrats, Marco Rubio said that “I’m sure she’s going to go around bragging about her time in the State Department, she’s also going to be held accountable for its failures, whether it’s the failed reset with Russia or the failure in Benghazi that actually cost lives.”
When invited to assess a letter grade, Sen. Rubio gave Clinton an “F” as US Secretary of State “because if you look at the diplomacy that was pursued during her time in the State Department, it has failed everywhere in the world — so here’s what I would say: If she is going to run on her record as Secretary of State, she’s also going to have to answer for its massive failures.”
What do you think of Marco Rubio’s views on climate change?