LAWRENCE JONES (HOST): Vivek, why should we be concerned?
VIVEK RAMASWAMY (GUEST): Well look, I think that there are a lot of myths that need to be exposed around even the scientific understanding of what justifies these policies, Lawrence. So, I'm gonna give you a couple facts. I'm speaking as a Harvard trained scientist, a lot of my peers don't like to speak about these facts.
Eight times as many die of cold related temperatures than heat related temperatures. So while it may be true that surface temperatures rise, actually the question is whether that's actually a bad thing for saving human lives?
And here's the thing, the best answer to all temperature related deaths around the world, is actually cheaper, more equitable access to energy. And, yes, that means coal and yes, that means other fossil fuels. That's a reality that the climate change movement has not woken up to.