In case you're keeping score, Rick Scott's latest reason for ignoring climate change is the same as one of the many used by national punch line Marco Rubio recently:
That's an understatement, coming from a man who clearly has no business being a governor either. After all, Florida is ground zero for disappearing into the deep, thanks to climate change and according to 97 percent of those who are scientists and say man is largely to blame.
I'm sure Scott's denial has nothing to do with companies like Duke Energy who keep his campaign coffers full while convincing the Florida legislature that Floridians should foot the bill now for power plants they may well never build. Or FPL, who convinced him that, even though no nuclear power plant has been commissioned in the country for 37 years (and Floridians are also still footing the bill for the Crystal River DIY nuke debacle), we now need to build not one but two more in South Florida.
As the guy charged with governing in the best interests of Floridians, Scott is doing a great job....."governing" in the best interests of the business interests and highest bidders who are doing their part to hasten the state's ultimate demise. After all, Duke Energy ranks second in the nation for carbon emissions.