In case you missed it, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made some rather alarming comments last week on CNBC's Squawk Box:
“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,” Pruitt, the newly installed EPA administrator, said on the CNBC program “Squawk Box.”
“But we don’t know that yet,” he continued. “We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis.”
I just called his office. It took me three tries to get through to a very pleasant lady who was happy to take my comments:
I have two young children, and it is rare that a day goes by when I don't hear some news about our changing climate that makes me worry about the future they face.
In that light, I was genuinely apalled by the Administrator's comments on CNBC last week suggesting that there is any serious debate about the effects of human-generated carbon emissions on the environment.
The scientific consensus based on decades' worth of data and research is that human activity is the primary driver of the global warming and climate change we are seeing. If Mr. Pruitt thinks otherwise, whether for personal or political reasons, he has no business leading the Environmental Protection Agency and ought to resign immediately.
The phone number for Pruitt's office is (202) 564-4700. You'll probably get sent to the full voicemail a few times, but keep trying.