The man President Trump appointed as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt is a climate change denier. He believes that even if climate change is occurring, a warmer atmosphere might not be so bad after all…
“We know humans have most flourished during times of what, warming trends,” Pruitt said Tuesday during an interview on KSNV, an NBC affiliate in Las Vegas. “So I think there’s assumptions made that because the climate is warming, that that necessarily is a bad thing. Do we really know what the ideal surface temperature should be in the year 2100, in the year 2018? That’s fairly arrogant for us to think that we know exactly what it should be in 2100.”
Back in March Pruitt said on CNBC’s Squawk Box, “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. We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis.”
Pruitt’s beliefs go directly against the EPA’s own official scientific findings. The man who appointed him, President Trump has famously called the idea of human-driven climate change a hoax.