(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) In a recent MSNBC appearance, GOP presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy called out Democrat Party mouthpiece Andrea Mitchell for using an isolated weather event to peddle leftist disinformation about climate change, Fox News reported.
Alluding to Ramaswamy’s recent debate comment, wherein he claimed that climate change is a “hoax,” Mitchell began the heated exchange by claiming that climate change had caused over 2 million deaths in the past 50 years.
Ramaswamy countered, however by citing statistics that climate-related deaths had actually dropped substantially as a direct result of the 20th Century industrial revolution, which climate activists often cite as the catalyst for a rise in carbon-dioxide emissions, blaming so-called greenhouse gasses for any recent weather anomaly.
“I can offer clear evidence that the number of climate disaster related deaths is down by 98% over the last century,” Ramaswamy said.
“The number of people who died of hurricanes, tornadoes, heatwaves and other weather-related events in 1920—for every 100 that died then, two die today,” he continued. “And the reason why is more plentiful, abundant access to fossil fuels and technology powered by fossil fuels.”
According to the successful entrepreneur and author of Woke, Inc., even if there were adverse global-warming effects related to the global reliance on gas, oil and petroleum products, the benefits would far outweigh the costs.
“[E]ight times as many people die of cold temperatures than die of warm ones,” he said. “The right answer to all temperature-related deaths is more plentiful abundant access to fossil fuels.”
A flustered Mitchell attempted to use anecdotal evidence about Hurricane Idalia, which was ravaging parts of western Florida as it made its way up the coast.
But the sharp-thinking Ramaswamy quicky dismantled her claims and turned them back on her.
“If someone on the other side who were an uneducated person from Arkansas who didn’t go to college and offered one weather event as one anecdote to support the theory of global climate change, you’d laugh them off stage as a rube for saying they don’t follow data,” Ramaswamy said, according to The Hill.
Going into the interview, Ramaswamy certainly must have known what was coming given Mitchell’s history of engaging in climate conspiracy theories.
“West Virginia is a state that needs remediation on climate and on many effects of fossil fuels, more than any other states in the nation,” she chastised him.
But her climate advocacy is par for the course with Mitchell, who is widely regarded as one of the most notorious party-line shills in all of mainstream media, and a favorite topic of criticism for the Media Research Center’s watchdog NewsBusters website.