In an interview surely to get the blood of America’s hyper-sensitive environmentalists boiling, which we sincerely hope doesn’t result in any adverse harm to global temperatures, Trump’s new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, appeared on CNBC to say that, among other things, the verdict is still out on man-made global warming. Per CNBC:
“I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see ,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
“But we don’t know that yet. … We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis.”
Of course, Democrats and environmentalists vehemently opposed Pruitt’s nomination to lead the EPA due to his past efforts to push back on the so-called ‘Paris Accord’ as well as other rules he viewed as over-regulation under Obama.
Pruitt also called the Paris Agreement, an international accord aimed at mitigating the impacts of climate change, “a bad deal.” He said it puts the United States on a different playing field than developing countries like China and India.
“I happen to think the Paris accord, the Paris treaty, or the Paris Agreement, if you will, should have been treated as a treaty, should have gone through senate confirmation. That’s a concern,” he said.
The Paris Agreement was negotiated by the State Department, and future adherence to U.S. commitments made under Obama will be guided by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Of course, with ‘radical’ ideas like the one below forming the foundation of his EPA leadership platform, we can understand the enviros’ concerns…this kind of rational thought simply will not stand at the EPA.
Yesterday I spoke with EPA employees and shared my vision for the agency and leadership principles. pic.twitter.com/E3as8HsfdJ
— Administrator Pruitt (@EPAScottPruitt) February 22, 2017