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

Does Scott Pruitt simply lack a bit of information? – #climate #CarbonDioxide

The truly jaw dropping moment of the week just has to be the sight of the new head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, explaining the following on CNBC, after being asked directly … I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about 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

Trump Appointees & #Climate – Where do they stand?

An “interesting” assortment of quite unique individuals have been selected by Mr Trump to fill the various posts within his cabinet. OK yes, I’m abusing the word “interesting” within that last sentence.  Alas, what I’m about to reveal is public knowledge and also quite frankly very disturbing. So who has been selected and what is … Read more

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