EPA Head’s Uncertainty about CO₂ Impact

The Sidewalk

President Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax cooked up by China.  Now Scott Pruitt, his new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has expressed his view on carbon dioxide (CO₂) impact on the environment, appearing yesterday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

After stating human activity is complicit on some level to climate change during his confirmation hearing, he is now expressing uncertainty. “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,” Pruitt told Squawk Box’s Joe Kernen.

At Pruitt’s senate confirmation in January, Sen. Bernie Sanders asked him for his personal opinion of why is the climate changing, and Pruitt first responded that his personal opinion is immaterial to the job.  However, after being pressed…

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