Pataki Slams GOP On Climate Change And Vaccines: ‘We Question Science’

October 28, 2015 7:22 p.m.

Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) slammed the GOP for its refusal to admit the existence of climate change and said that Republicans too often “question science that everyone accepts.”

“One of the things that troubles me about the Republican Party is too often we question science that everyone accepts,” Pataki said at Wednesday’s GOP undercard debate, when asked about his belief that climate change is caused by human activity.

“I mean, it’s ridiculous that in the 21st century we’re questioning whether or not vaccines are the appropriate way to go. Of course they are,” Pataki said. “And it’s also not appropriate to think that human activity, putting CO2 into the atmosphere doesn’t make the Earth warmer, all things being equal. It does.”

He said the government should “incentivize innovation,” but suggested that the private sector lead the charge against climate change.

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