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Rubio Dismisses ‘Notion’ That Laws Can Affect Climate Change

Shortly after announcing he was “ready” to be president on This Week with George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) dismissed mankind’s role in climate change, even as ABC News’ Jonathan Karl noted that Florida cities would be severely effected.

“I don’t agree with the notion that some are putting out there, including scientists, that somehow there are actions that we can take today that would have an impact on what’s happening in our climate,” Rubio said. “Our climate is always changing. They’ve chosen to take a handful of decades of research and say it is now evidence of a longer-term trend that is directly and almost solely attributable to man man-made activity.”

“Let me get this straight,” Karl said. “You do not think that human activity, the production of CO2, has caused warming to our planet?”

“I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it,” Rubio replied. “I do not believe the laws they propose we pass will do anything about it, but destroy our economy.”

Watch the clip below, via ABC News:

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