Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson defended his position on climate change at a town hall meeting late last week.
“I don’t subscribe to the politicization of the environment, because that’s what leads to things like the Clean Power Plan,” Carson said. “The EPA has said that if we implement every aspect of the Clean Power Plan, it will lower the temperature of the Earth by 0.05 degrees Fahrenheit that’s the benefit. The cost is billions of dollars and millions of jobs. That doesn’t make any sense, because that is ideologically driven.”
The Clean Power Plan is the Environmental Protection Agency regulation that requires power plants to reduce carbon emissions.