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With 'Hurricane Marco Rubio,' group calls attention to lawmaker's stance on climate change



The environmental group thinks it's unfair to name hurricanes after innocent people like Katrina and Andrew and Ivan.

But "Hurricane Marco Rubio" rings fine to the group, which wants to call attention to politicians who have questioned, if not flatly denied, climate change. Organizing for Action this summer launched a social media campaign against Rubio, who in his 2010 Senate race said Charlie Crist is a "a believer in man-made global warming," adding, "I don't think there's the scientific evidence to justify it."

Rubio has since made other skeptical comments and cast doubt on government responses.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:21am]


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