Carly Fiorina rejects the premise of Chuck Todd's question that the California drought is the result of climate change, and explains why he shouldn't begin a question about California's water policy with the assumption that everything done by the government to regulate water and water policy over the past 40 years has been perfect, safely blaming all problems on vague, semi-measurable "climate changes."
CHUCK TODD, MEET THE PRESS: In your home state of California, the drought, the wild fires, more evidence is coming up from the scientific community saying climate change has made this worse. Not to say the drought is directly caused by this, but to say it has made it worse.
CARLY FIORINA: You know what else has made it worse? Politicians? Liberal politicians who stood up for forty years, as the population of California doubled, and said we could not build a new reservoir, and we can not build a water conveyance system. So for forty years, 70% of the rainfall has washed out to sea. That's pretty dumb when you know you're going to have droughts every single year. Or every three years lets say.
California Gov. Jerry Brown responds to that exact same criticism here, saying, "I've never heard of such utter ignorance. Building a dam won't do a damn thing about fires or climate change or the absence of moisture in the air and ground of California. If they want to run for president, they had better do eigth grade science before they made such utterances."
CARLY FIORINA: Well, that is a lot of insults, but of course it makes no sense what he just said.
It would be helpful if you are fighting fires, to have more water.
Firfighters in California are having diffculty getting fire right now...
I'm not denying that California's air is dry, or that there is a drought, but there is no denying that politicians have made this problem immeasurably worse.