Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming.Rising levels of carbon dioxide are bad. Bad for marine life, bad for terra flora and fauna, bad for human beings.
"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."
...Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, co-chair of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, slammed Pruitt for his comments, calling his views "extreme" and "irresponsible."
"Anyone who denies over a century's worth of established science and basic facts is unqualified to be the administrator of the EPA. Now more than ever, the Senate needs to stand up to Scott Pruitt and his dangerous views," he said in a statement.
But Pruitt's only concern is that capping carbon dioxide emissions is a minor inconvenience for corporate profiteers.
I have said it before and I will say it again: I will never understand the utter lack of self-preservation that underwrites climate change denialism. Not only do these people not care about other people, or even their own kids and grandkids; they don't even appear to care about their own damn selves.
All the wealth in the world won't matter if the planet is dead.