Friday, March 10, 2017

EPA Woes. Scott Pruitt is a Believer.

Trump's administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is a believer.

The attorney and Republican hack from Oklahoma "believes" that carbon dioxide emissions are not a major cause of global warming.

“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.

This stance puts Pruitt at odds with his own agency, which states on its website that carbon dioxide is the “primary greenhouse gas that is contributing to recent climate change”. This finding is backed by Nasa, which calls CO2 “the most important long-lived ‘forcing’ of climate change”.

Pruitt’s comments were quickly condemned by scientists, environmental activists and even his immediate predecessor as EPA chief, Gina McCarthy.

“The world of science is about empirical evidence, not beliefs,” said McCarthy, an appointee of Barack Obama. “When it comes to climate change, the evidence is robust and overwhelmingly clear that the cost of inaction is unacceptably high.

Pruitt sued the EPA 14 times while attorney general of Oklahoma and has worked in concert with fossil fuel interests in many of these cases. The recent release of thousands of Pruitt’s emails during his tenure showed an extremely close relationship between Pruitt’s office and oil and gas companies.


Owen Gray said...

The problem with true believers, Mound, is that often what they believe has nothing to do with the truth.

Dana said...

A lot of the deniers are motivated by their baby jeebus hooey. Gawd wouldn't do that to us and blah blah blah. Certainly the case here.

BTW, just randomly surfing thru that site will make you look for a gun.

Anonymous said...

The fake left believes global warming is a business opportunity: gouge the people until they can no longer afford to use energy while giving corporations big 'carbon neutral' tax cuts.

When people say they don't believe in global warming they are saying you can take your neoliberal green and stick it!

Is that too dishonest for snowflakes who say Trump is a puppet of Putin's installed in America's highest office from Russia hacking the 2016 presidential election?

Of course, being a liar and 'believer' in laughable nonsense is only bad when the other side does it! LOLOLOLOL HAHAHAHAHAHA

The Mound of Sound said...

Your ignorance, Anon, is so incomprehensible it must be cultivated. You must be in a constant, insatiable quest to achieve new levels of stupidity. Sane people would find that exhausting, Anon, but your stamina suggests that you are not burdened by logic, reason or sanity.

Your mom is calling. Your breakfast is ready.