Is Scott Pruitt’s Climate Change TV debate idea a silly one?

OK, let’s cut to the chase, the answer is “yes”, to the question, it is a truly daft idea, and yet it is perhaps also a clever bit of political theatre because it weaves an aura of both doubt and also respectability to an anti-science stance that does not warrant or merit either. Let’s establish … Read more

Scott Pruitt defends massive cuts to EPA funding

This week has seen some utterly bizarre behaviour by Scott Pruitt who was appointed by the Trump administration to run the EPA. While attending a meeting of the House Appropriations subcommittee that was reviewing the proposed 2018 budget for the EPA, he proceeded to stand up and defend the cuts that would in effect completely gut his … Read more

EPA website removes climate science site

Chris Mooney gives us a heads in a recent Washington Post article that the EPA, under the leadership of climate-denying Pruitt, has now started to purge Climate Science from public view … The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday evening that its website would be “undergoing changes” to better represent the new direction the agency is taking, triggering the … Read more

What will the deliberate collapse and demise of the EPA do?

What does the EPA actually do? Since day one of the existence of the EPA in Dec 1970, it has done nothing but good that has benefited millions of lives. You can of course read up on the EPA, but perhaps a good way to illustrate what they are really all about is to highlight a couple of … Read more