Pruitt Suggests Warming Can Help Humans
E&E News covers discusses comments made by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt with Myron Ebell.
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt questioned yesterday if rising global temperatures are harmful to humans, a claim that adds new insight to his alternative views on climate change.
Myron Ebell, who headed Trump’s EPA transition team and is director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said he noticed that Pruitt was parroting arguments long made by skeptics. One of them is the claim about there being no ideal temperature. Ebell said that’s an “aesthetic” preference that depends on whether or not someone prefers cold weather.
“When you’re learning about a subject, you pick up pieces, and you don’t pick up other pieces right away,” Ebell said. “His rhetoric has shifted, and I expect that that is because he has been briefed by someone.”
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