John Kasich Dismisses Climate Change As 'Some Theory That’s Not Proven'

"Ohio Gov. John Kasich suggested that man-made climate change may not be real and that action to fight it could kill jobs during an interview on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday.

'We don't want to destroy people's jobs based on some theory that's not proven,' Kasich said when asked by host Chuck Todd if he believes that climate change is man made and that man should do something about it.

Kasich added that 'man absolutely affects the environment' but said that he thinks that 'as to the overall impact of that, I think that's a legitimate debate.'"

Clare Foran reports for National Journal August 9, 2015.


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Source: National Journal, 08/11/2015