Scott Pruitt, the new Environmental Protection Agency administrator, said in an interview with CNBC that he doesn’t think that carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary contributor to climate change, causing a lot of comments against him.
The major critic is that the opinion of the new administrator is totally against the work of the EPA. The Agency aims to regulate CO2 emissions since 2007 and states that “[CO2] is the primary greenhouse gas emitted by human activities,” according to EPA’s website.
CO2 is not the principal cause of climate change
The new EPA’s administrator was on CNBC’s program Squawk Box and to a question about the control of CO2 emissions as the primary reason for climate change, Pruitt answered:
“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 also said that they need to continue the investigations and analysis about this topic.
Everybody is talking
The critics to the EPA’s administrator came from everywhere. The Democrats and environmental groups were the first ones giving the hardest opinions to the comments.
The Hawaii Senator, Brian Schatz said that Pruitt is a “climate change denier” and he doubts about his capacity to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. He also called the Senate to “stand up” against Scott Pruitt.
One of the environmental associations that gave its opinion through Twitter was Sierra Club executive director, Michael Brune.
“Pruitt loves baseball so put it this way: An EPA heading denying science is like Jeter refusing to use a bat. He’d be fired and so should Pruitt,” Mr. Brune tweeted.
Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt feel the same about climate change.
Recently, Trump tried to deny all the EPA’s workers to talk about anything on social networks or with journalists. The president vetoed the signing of new EPA’s investigation contracts, according to AP.
Another information says that Donald Trump asked EPA to eliminate all the climate change section of its website, but then, they informed that USA’s government stepped back on this decision.
Trump’s opinion about climate change is not a mystery to the public. In many opportunities, he has stated that global warming was created by China, calling it a hoax. Trump made clear, after the transition of power, his plans to stop Obama’s climate actions.
With this new comments from EPA’s administrator, environmental organizations all over the world are giving their opinion and worry about what to expect from this new administration in climate topics.
Source: Tech Times