Challenge To Ben Carson Supporters On Climate Change
For a generation, Americans have disagreed about climate change. They have debated whether or not scientific data shows that Earth’s atmospheric temperatures are warming, and whether human activity is to blame.
Throughout it all, Americans have at least agreed on one thing: They have agreed that the issue of climate change is important to consider, whether it’s happening or not. Americans have understood that the climate of the planet that we live on matters… until now.
Now we have Ben Carson on the political scene. Ben Carson is running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, and he has declared that the question of whether our planet’s climate is warming or not is “irrelevant”?
Irrelevant? Does Ben Carson know what that word means?
To Ben Carson’s supporters, I issue this challenge: Explain to me how the climate of our planet is irrelevant. If the Earth’s atmospheric temperature were to increase by 10 degrees, how would that be irrelevant to you? Would a temperature increase still be irrelevant to you at 20 degrees? How about at 100 degrees?