Sunday, July 2, 2017

Trump’s environment chief pushes effort to question climate change science

Washington: The Trump administration is debating whether to launch a government-wide effort to question the science of climate change, an effort that critics say is an attempt to undermine the long-established consensus that human activity is fuelling the Earth's rising temperatures.

 America's Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA)
administrator Scott Pruitt,
continues to question climate change.
The move, driven by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt, has sparked a debate among top Trump administration officials over whether to pursue such a strategy.

A senior White House official, who asked for anonymity because no final decision has been made, said that while Pruitt has expressed interest in the idea, "there are no formal plans within the administration to do anything about it at this time”.

Pruitt first publicly raised the idea of setting up a "red team-blue team" effort to conduct exercises to test the idea that human activity is the main driver of recent climate change in an interview with Breitbart in early June.


Read the story by Brady Dennis in today”s Melbourne Age - “Trump’s environment chief pushes effort to question climate change science.”

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