Meteorologists debunk EPA chief's climate change denial


Meteorologists debunk EPA chief's climate change denial

On Friday, correspondents on the network morning shows were beside themselves as they breathlessly reported on Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt voicing skepticism of the liberal dogma about man-made global warming. "We need to continue the review and analysis".

The critics to the EPA's administrator came from everywhere.

But his more recent comments drew more attention, as environmentalists and Democrats criticized him for disagreeing with scientists.

The new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, made a name for himself as Oklahoma's attorney general through a series of lawsuits he filed against the very agency he now runs, pushing back against regulations to combat climate change.

"Measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do, and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact", Pruitt said. A third, Andrew Wheeler, who now works as a lobbyist for the fossil fuel industry, awaits Senate confirmation to be Pruitt's deputy EPA chief.

One of the environmental associations that gave its opinion through Twitter was Sierra Club executive director, Michael Brune.

"White House spokesman Sean Spicer can spin Mr. Pruitt's response to a question from Joe Kernen of CNBC all he wants, Mr. Pruitt's answer included - it featured - the declaratory statement, "...

Scott Pruitt, EPA's head, has no scientific or engineering background.

Recently, Trump tried to deny all the EPA's workers to talk about anything on social networks or with journalists.

Pruitt told Democratic senators that he disagreed with Mr. Trump's earlier claims that global warming is a hoax created by the Chinese to harm the economic competitiveness of the United States.

In an interview with "Fox News Sunday", moderator Chris Wallace pointed out to Mr. Trump that in the space of a week he both met with former Vice President Al Gore and appointed Pruitt to head the EPA.

"When it comes to climate change, the evidence is robust and overwhelmingly clear that the cost of inaction is unacceptably high", said McCarthy, in a statement. The plan includes eliminating the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the US rule, both Obama-era initiatives which the new administration touts as increasing wages by the billions.

EPA did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

In December, the League of Conservation Voters launched a petition drive on climate change aimed at President Donald Trump and his children.



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