GOP Rep. Jeff Miller (Fla.) went on MSNBC Monday and touched on climate change, saying it’s “foolish” to believe that humans can be causing it.
Host Richard Lui brought up a poll, in which 56 percent of Florida voters said they trust scientists on climate change. In that same poll, 33 percent sided with GOP Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), who shares the same stance as Miller.
“Well, I think anybody would answer a poll and say that they believe the scientists, but you have to understand that it is not settled science,” Miller said. “The issue of climate change has been happening for a long time, and for us to be able to think that we, as matter of fact, can change what’s going on right now to any substantive measure is really kind of foolish in my opinion.”
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Miller says the climate has been changing for centuries and regardless of which side people are on, one thing has to be agreed on — the issue isn’t settled.
Lui: “So you agree that it is changing?”
Miller: “I’ve never said that it wasn’t changing.”
Lui: “To a deleterious effect?”
Miller: “It changes. It gets hot, it gets cold, it’s done it for as long as we’ve measured the climate.”
Lui: “But, manmade, isn’t that the question?”
Miller: “Then why did the dinosaurs go extinct? Were there men that were causing — were there cars running around at that point that were causing global warming? No. The climate has changed since Earth was created.”