Sen. Rand Paul debates CNN host Jake Tapper on the issue of climate change, and the president's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
Paul argued that scientists have been predicting disaster for decades, while Tapper disagreed, claiming about the predictions: "all of it has happened."
"You need to make sure that your viewers know that most of [climate scientists’] models has been wrong," Paul said. "They adjust it every year because they haven’t been good at predicting things."
"But obviously scientists have been predicting for years that the temperatures would go up, that glaciers would shrink, that sea ice would disappear, that oceans would rise, that the sea level would rise and there would be longer and more intense heat waves and all of that has happened, Senator," Tapper argued. "All of it has happened."
Paul describes what "a better climate deal" would look like:
RAND PAUL: Well first you wouldn't lose 6 million American jobs.
One of the reasons President Trump was elected is he promised to defend American workers and American jobs. There are estimates that this agreement, which is unfair, and punishes America... that we would lose 6 and a half million jobs, while countries like India and Iran -- We would have to pay them to reduce their carbon emissions.
I can't imagine a worse agreement than this thing for the American worker...
[The 6.5 million jobs] are in the energy industry... because of excessive regulation.
So if America has to reduce her Carbon footprint by 20%, but China doesn't have to reduce their at all, how could that possibly be fair? Who in their right minds would sign something that says China doesn't have to do anything.