Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Marco Rubio is not Mr. Science

By Mustang Bobby 

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) declaimed on climate change on Sunday:

"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's happening in our climate," he said on ABC's "This Week." "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 manmade activity, I do not agree with that."

ABC's Jonathan Karl pressed Rubio on his belief that humans don't have anything to do with global warming.

"But let me get this straight, you do not think that human activity, its production of CO2, has caused warming to our planet?" Karl asked.

"I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it. That's what I do not — and I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it. Except it will destroy our economy," Rubio responded.

To paraphrase Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Science is real whether you agree with it or not." And it's not a "notion."

As for his comment that doing something to stop climate change "will destroy our economy," that's not going to mean a lot when Miami Beach is under three feet of water and the cruise ships are docking at the Port of Albuquerque.

I know he's doing it just to ingratiate himself to the GOP base — ironically the base that is baking in drought in California and Arizona — but all this does is prove that he's a craven little suck-up and most assuredly not ready to be president no matter what he thinks.

P.S.: The last guy who made that claim based on his years in office was Dan Quayle, and look what happened to him.

(Cross-posted at Bark Bark Woof Woof.)

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  • Dan who?

    And of course: Marco who? I'm sorry, I've never seen him and I live in Florida so I just don't believe he exists. Nobody could be that stupid, so much more concerned with sucking up to polluters than with the long term survival of our country, so sorry, I just don't believe there's a Marco Rubio.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 10:20 AM  

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