HUFFPOST: “Marco Rubio: I Don’t Believe Humans Are Causing Climate Change”

Last week I had a conversation with a man in the oil business who *surprisingly* didn’t believe in man-made climate change either. But admitted that they had people at his company working with sustainability to prove namely that the oil business was all right, and to make them *look* green. He said it – right there – but when you’re backed up by so much money it seems like you without any problems can allow yourself to admit such things in the open. Welcome to this bright world. Or should I say cloudy…smogged…

Meanwhile in Washington it seems like Marco Rubio, (The “Crown Prince of the Tea Party Movement) who might run for president i 2016, doesn’t believe in man-made climate change either… (And there are people who are going to vote for him).

Excerpt from Huffinton Post today (May 11th):

WASHINGTON — Of all the states that stand to suffer from climate change, Florida is facing potentially the bleakest consequences. A New York Times reportnoted last week that global warming was already having an effect on everyday life, like leading to flooding on streets that never used to flood.

Meanwhile, a National Climate Assessment has named Miami as the city most vulnerable to damage from rising sea levels. While a Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact paper warned that water in the area could rise by as much as two feet by the year 2060.

On Sunday, one of the state’s U.S. senators, Marco Rubio (R), was pressed about the general subject of climate change, and despite the warnings outlined above, he argued that there was nothing lawmakers could or should do to reverse the climate trends (whose origins he also questioned).

“I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it,” Rubio said, according to excerpts released by ABC “This Week,” “and I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it, except it will destroy our economy.”


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