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EPA Plans to Install Climate Science Team

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is planning to evaluate climate science by creating a “red team/blue team” process in which scientists will evaluate and critique each other’s positions, according to a report by Emily Holden in Climate Wire (subscription required, but the story was picked up by The Hill).

For those of us, including notably Fred Singer, who have been advocating for decades that a red team/blue team approach be applied to climate science, it seems obvious that policy decisions that will cost trillions of dollars must be based on more than scientists who say, “Trust us.” Many global warming alarmist scientists assure us that their peer-reviewed publications (including the infamous hockey-stick papers) are the gold standard. If that is true, then they should not object to setting up a rigorous process for verifying their findings and claims.