Published: Tue, March 14, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

EPA's head says Carbon dioxide is not the cause of global warming

EPA's head says Carbon dioxide is not the cause of global warming

The EPA administrator said at the time, "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".

In an interview last week, Pruitt said carbon dioxide is not the pollutant it's made out to be.

Environmental groups and Democrats seized on Pruitt's comments as evidence he is unfit for the office he holds.

One of the environmental associations that gave its opinion through Twitter was Sierra Club executive director, Michael Brune.

If we look at President Trump's Cabinet members, it's obvious that the man who heads the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, is the most unsafe one, not just for America, but for the world.

Receding glaciers in Antarctica have led to an 85-percent decline in a major population of Adelie penguins. "The legislative branch has not addressed this issue at all", Mr Pruitt said.

Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said the comments underscore that Pruitt is a "climate denier" and insisted lawmakers will stand up to him.

Pruitt filed a half-dozen lawsuits against the EPA as Oklahoma's attorney general.

Scott Pruitt, the EPA head has also stated that there is no enough analysis or reviews to prove that global warming is due to the result of human activity.

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has concluded that it is "extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century" - a position reiterated on EPA's own website. The president vetoed the signing of new EPA's investigation contracts, according to AP. The Natural Resources Defense Fund submitted a Freedom of Information Act request on Friday asking the agency for any documents Pruitt relied on to formulate his stance on climate change, including records of any meetings or other communications he has had about the topic.

"I'm very open-minded. I'm still open-minded", he said.

On Thursday, Pruitt controversially claimed that carbon dioxide emissions were not principally to blame for global warming ― a theory which goes against the thinking of pretty much all of the scientific community. "It is based on multiple independent lines of evidence that have been affirmed by thousands of independent scientists and numerous scientific institutions around the world", the American Meteorological Society wrote in a letter to Pruitt on Monday.

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