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Lawrence Kudlow Stresses Need To Question, Examine Idea of Manmade Climate Change

Oct. 15, 2018 (EIRNS)—Interviewed yesterday on ABC’s “This Week” program, Lawrence Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, asserted that the Oct. 6, 2018 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is “overestimating” the danger of manmade climate change. President Donald Trump had made the same point in his interview on “60 Minutes” on Sunday night.

“I’m not denying climate-change issues,” Kudlow said.

“I’m just saying, do we know precisely, and I mean worth modeling, how much of it is manmade, how much of it is solar, how much of it is oceanic, how much of it is rainforest, and other issues? I think we’re still exploring all of that. I don’t think we should panic. I don’t think there’s an imminent disaster coming, but I think we should look at this in a level-headed and realistic way.”

He did not question whether or to what extent Earth’s climate is determined within the Solar System or galaxy.

Kudlow’s remarks set off predictable hysteria among leading Democrats and some Republicans, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) labeling Kudlow’s statements as “so irresponsible, so dangerous,” particularly “since we are in a crisis mode, and you have an administration that virtually does not even recognize the reality of climate change!” Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sounded rational in comparison, telling CNN’s “State of the Union” broadcast, that, while sea levels and temperatures have risen measurably, there is no way to determine humans’ exact role in this. The “public’s interest” has to be considered in this debate, he argued.

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