Last week Democrat presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke claimed migrants have "no choice" but to flood over the United States border because climate change caused by American "excesses" has ruined their lives.
Amazingly Beto made this claim about carbon pollution from the United States, but not carbon pollution from China, India, Brazil, Russia, or any of the other leading nations contributing to the problem.
He didn't cite any specific scientific study when he made this outrageous statement. It sounds like he just made it up out of thin air.
O'Rourke, who is struggling to stay relevant in the 2020 Democratic primary, made the remarks on Wednesday while visiting the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Florida.
"And we've got to remember that they are fleeing the deadliest countries on the face of the planet today compounded by drought that was caused not by God, not by mother nature, but by us, man-made climate change, our emissions, our excesses, our inaction in the face of the facts and the science," O'Rourke said. "When it is that deadly and when you're unable to grow your own food to feed yourself, you have no choice but to come here."