Florida Republican Congressman Jeff Miller said Tuesday that the scientific community is not unanimous on climate change and that the climate changed because of the way God formed the plant, not because of fossil fuel usage. Miller was speaking at a "Coffee with the Congressman" event at Scenic 90 Cafe in Pensacola.
"I have scientists that I rely on, the scientists that I rely on say our climate has changed," Miller said. "It wasn't just a few years ago, what was the problem that existed? It wasn't global warming, we were gonna all be an ice cube. We're not ice cubes. Our climate will continue to change because of the way God formed the earth."
Earlier at the same event, Miller announced his intentions to defund the Environmental Protection Agency and responded to questions about a scientific consensus on climate change by saying none existed.
"I will tell you this," said Miller. "I will defund the E.P.A."
According to NASA, 97% of scientists agree on climate change.
The full video of Miller's remarks has been embedded below.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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