A leaked White House memo describes Donald Trump's approach to climate science reports generated by the US government's own agencies. He picked Door 3, just ignore it.
Last week, the Washington Post obtained a White House internal memo that debated how the Trump administration should handle federal climate science reports.
The memo presented three options without endorsing any of them: conducting a “red team/blue team” exercise to “highlight uncertainties in climate science”; more formally reviewing the science under the Administrative Procedure Act; or deciding to just “ignore, and not seek to characterize or question, the science being conducted by Federal agencies and outside entities.”
In short, the White House considered ‘debating’ established climate science, casting doubt on scientists’ conclusions, or just ignoring them. Accepting and/or acting on the findings of the scientific experts is not an option they’re willing to consider.
Well that just sounds reprehensible, doesn't it? Then again, what's worse - reprehensible or hypcritical - if the end result is the same? Trump, Trudeau - does it really matter? Less than you might like to imagine.