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Jeb Bush goes to Cape Cod and Wasserman Schultz calls him a climate change denier

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is convinced Jeb Bush won't be talking about climate change during a Cape Cod fundraiser today with Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker.

"So why won't Bush and Baker be talking about win-win solutions on climate change?" the Florida Democrat and DNC chair writes in a piece for Huffington Post.

"It is because Bush, like most prominent members of the Republican Party, won't accept the science of climate change. When asked if he believed that global warming was primarily man-made, Bush claimed, "I'm a skeptic. I'm not a scientist." This sentiment has been echoed by other leading Republicans from my home state. Florida Governor Rick Scott has gone from saying he has "not been convinced that there's any man-made climate change" to responding "I'm not a scientist." Tea party favorite Senator Marco Rubio dismissed the conclusion of climate scientists as the scientists' "opinion." ...

"I hope that Jeb Bush and Charlie Baker enjoy their event on Cape Cod. But moreover, I hope they come to an appreciation that communities like this which are among the most vulnerable to climate change -- like so many in my district in South Florida -- are worth saving. I also hope they realize that taking swift, decisive action now will prove to be more financially prudent in the long run."

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:50am]


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