Environment

Scott Pruitt Doesn’t Believe in Basic, Settled Science

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Scott Pruitt is the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency but he does not believe in basic, settled science that most people learned about in grade school.

Pruitt appeared on CNBC where he said the jury is still out on carbon dioxide.

"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 told CNBC's "Squawk Box."

"But we don't know that yet. ... We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis."

There isn't "tremendous disagreement" about global warming and climate change. There's zero disagreement about the nature of carbon dioxide itself. This is literally 4th grade level science that was settled more than a century ago.

Pruitt's position isolates himself and the United States from most of the civilized world and 99 percent of the scientific community. Of course, that makes him a perfect fit for the Trump regime.

I'm looking forward to the future class-action lawsuit filed against the United States government after Miami is literally submerged. Our elected and unelected officials are going to deny basic science until American cities start disappearing.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    Our elected and unelected officials are going to deny basic science until American cities start disappearing.

    Ask yourself this: Where are those cities located, and how do they lean politically?

    • ninjaf

      Yes, that’s true. They have a certain disdain for “coastal elites.” But Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas might be able to make some noise they care about. But their land is going to have to start disappearing first.

      • Badgerite

        Hard to blame that on immigrants or Islam. I’m sure they’ll try.

  • muselet

    Scott Pruitt was bought by the oil and gas industry long ago and he’s determined to stay bought. If people are sickened or killed by his paymasters, well, sucks to be them.

    In other words, he’s a sociopath and therefore a perfect fit for the Trump administration.

    –alopecia

  • Draxiar

    If he gets cancer I’d like to see him deny it because he doesn’t believe it exists.

  • Aynwrong

    A fully functional and extremely well funded version of the The Flat Earth Society. That’s what Trump’s voters have installed.

    • Scopedog

      And a lot of them don’t care.

      …Until the shit hits the fan, of course. But by then, it’ll be too late.

  • Georgie

    Oh for f*ck’s sake, these people are exhausting.