Vivek Ramaswamy hits out at climate alarmism: 'Temperatures are going up. That's not a disaster!'

Vivek Ramaswamy

Vivek Ramaswamy said he would 'state the facts' on climate change

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Dan Falvey

By Dan Falvey

Published: 24/08/2023

- 20:48

Updated: 24/08/2023

- 21:43

The Republican's opinion criticised the 'climate change agenda' set out by scientists

US Republican Vivek Ramaswamy criticised climate change alarmism in an exclusive interview with GB News, stating rising temperatures are not an existential threat.

Taking aim at climate scientists and those who endorse the view that climate change is a threat to humanity, the nominee to be the Republican presidential candidate said it was time for people to "state the facts".

In an exclusive UK interview with Nigel Farage on GB News, the multi-millionaire said temperatures were rising due to the impact of mankind but that it was not something to worry about.

Asked if he was a climate change denier, Ramaswamy criticised the use of labels to divide society.

He said: "I'll just state the facts because a lot of these labels are reductionist and most of the people who use them don't know what they're talking about."

Setting out his views he added: "Are global surface temperatures going up? The answer appears to be yes.

"Is that related in some way to man-made causes? The answer appears to be yes.

"Is there anywhere close to an existential threat to humanity? Absolutely not.


"In contrast to the climate change agenda, our best approach forward is adapting to the changes in the climate as we always have through, not less but more, use of fossil fuels and also other forms of energy, most notably nuclear energy."

Climate scientists are largely in agreement that a rise in global temperatures will lead to a rise in flooding, droughts and heatwaves that pose a risk to human life.

They say that humans must reduce carbon emissions through moving away from fossil fuels in order to reduce the impact of climate change.

Ramaswamy sat down with GB News less than 24 hours after he took part in the first Republican debate on Fox News.

Vivek Ramaswamy

The 38-year-old said he labels such as 'climate change denier' were reductionist

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During the hustings, the 38-year-old broke through the noise with a number of controversial and outspoken views, including accusing his rivals of having been "bought and paid for" on climate change.

He said: "The climate change agenda is a hoax."

Polling done in the aftermath of the debate by JL Partners found that Republicans believe Ramaswamy was the winner of the debate.

Asked who performed best on Fox News, 28 per cent said Ramaswamy compared to 27 per cent for Ron DeSantis and 13 per cent for Mike Pence. All other candidates polled in single figures.

The company asked 504 registered Republicans nationally who watched the debate for their view online in the two hours immediately after the end of the TV programme.

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