Senator Rand Paul debated Jake Tapper on climate change and the President’s decision to get us out of the Paris treaty earlier Thursday.
Paul argued with Tapper when he claimed, unbelievably, that as far as climate change predictions are concerned, “all of it has happened.”
“But obviously scientists have been predicting for years that the temperatures would go up, that glaciers would shrink, that sea ice would disappear, that oceans would rise, that the sea level would rise and there would be longer and more intense heat waves and all of that has happened, Senator,” Tapper argued. “All of it has happened.”
“You need to make sure that your viewers know that most of [climate scientists’] models has been wrong,” Paul said. “They adjust it every year because they haven’t been good at predicting things.”
Rand Paul explained what a good deal would look like after Tapper asked the question. First of all, Paul said, you wouldn’t lose 6 million jobs.
One of the reasons President Trump was elected is he promised to defend American workers and American jobs. There are estimates that this agreement, which is unfair, and punishes America… that we would lose 6 and a half million jobs, while countries like India and Iran — We would have to pay them to reduce their carbon emissions.
I can’t imagine a worse agreement than this thing for the American worker…
[The 6.5 million jobs] are in the energy industry… because of excessive regulation.
So if America has to reduce her Carbon footprint by 20%, but China doesn’t have to reduce their at all, how could that possibly be fair? Who in their right minds would sign something that says China doesn’t have to do anything.