Bill Day takes on Rick Scott and climate change

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This week, Bill Day once again takes on Gov. Rick Scott, this time for not yet divulging whether he truly believes climate change is man-made, real or significant.

“I’m not a scientist,” Scott said  during a Miami campaign stop in May, quickly changing the subject from global warming to funding for the Division of Emergency Management for flood control and Everglades restoration.

In 2011, Scott said he has “not been convinced that there’s any man-made climate change.”

“Nothing’s convinced me that there is,” he said.

Now, the governor might be stepping back from that stance on climate change, in light of the release of the Third National Climate Assessment, a study by the Obama administration, which warned that many places — particularly Florida — are already suffering from the consequences of climate change.

However, no one knows for sure, since Scott refuses to say if he is any less doubtful about humanity’s effect on the environment.

“I’m not a scientist,” Rick Scott says.

It’s his story, and he’s sticking with it.

Here is Bill Day’s latest:

Bill Day Climate Change Rick Scott

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