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GOP Rep: Trump’s ‘Misleading’ Global Warming Tweet Dismisses ‘Dangerous Risks’

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GOP Rep: Trump’s ‘Misleading’ Global Warming Tweet Dismisses ‘Dangerous Risks’




Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), co-chairman of the House Climate Solutions Caucus, blasted President Trump for mocking climate change in a tweet suggesting the U.S. could use “a little bit of that good old Global Warming” to heat up the Northeast, calling Trump’s comment “misleading” and dismissive of “dangerous risks” for the environment.

“If this isn’t a joke it should be,” Curbelo tweeted. “Average global temperatures are rising; so are sea levels. That’s not good for S. FL. It was a mistake to leave the #ParisAgreement & it’s misleading to cite the temperature on any given day to dismiss dangerous risks posed by CO2 emissions.”




The Hill added:

Curbelo represents a left-leaning district that voted for Hillary Clinton by a 16-point margin last November. So far, Curbelo is the lone Republican to criticize the president’s Thursday night tweet, which has drawn backlash from a number of Democrats.




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