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Blowing Hot Air

Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio in a new interview says

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.

PolitiFact looks at the evidence, and says that Rubio is lying.

What is ironic is that Rubio represents Florida, a state that is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Research shows that Miami and Tampa will almost certainly be flooded by rising sea levels, brought on by rapid melting of the Antarctic ice sheets. I wonder what that will do to Florida’s economy.

And hypocritically, even though Rubio seems willing to deny the vast amount of science behind climate change, he seems only too willing to make claims without any evidence at all that doing something about it will destroy our economy.



  1. ThatGuy wrote:

    I can see it now:

    2095, Miami, Marco Rubio III stands tall in worn blue jeans and a red windbreaker on a main Miami road… in a boat… addressing all the Miami residents perched atop their apartment buildings or floating next to him in kayaks, canoes, and flotsam.

    “I’m running for President because the same Democrats that caused global warming when my grandad represented the people of Florida are still trying to cram their science-based reasoning down our throats. Anyone can see that these floods are the result of God’s anger at gays in the military and NFL!”

    He pauses, just long enough to let those non-thoughts sink in, before continuing:

    “And isn’t it about time we got to the bottom of Benghazi!?”

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 7:42 am | Permalink
  2. PatriotSGT wrote:

    Your cracking me up THATGUY

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:49 am | Permalink
  3. Dan wrote:

    Well, if you think about it, raising water will actually help the florida economy.
    Think of all the jobs created building dikes and/or moving cities? Not to mention gondola construction.
    Who will pay for all this?? Well in this case I’m all for “state’s rights,” they voted for this fool.

    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:33 am | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    Not to mention the new Underwater Disney World!

    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:54 am | Permalink