EPA ad­min­is­tra­tor Scott Pruitt’s com­ments on cli­mate change

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Gene R. Reetz, Stephen Hol­ben, Joyce Nel­son,

“The EPA chief is a cli­mate de­nier,” March 13 edi­to­rial (reprinted from The Wash­ing­ton Post).

As a re­tired ca­reer En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency em­ployee, I cringe when I hear EPA ad­min­is­tra­tor Scott Pruitt’s state­ments on cli­mate change. One need not be a sci­en­tist to be the ad­min­is­tra­tor of EPA; how­ever, one should not be a de­nier of ba­sic sci­ence. The sci­ence of cli­mate change is well es­tab­lished.

Even more fun­da­men­tally, as a par­ent I fear for our chil­dren and the future of the planet that we pass on to them. Cli­mate change is real and must be ad­dressed. BBB The Denver Post did its read­ers an­other dis­ser­vice in join­ing the hys­te­ria about Scott Pruitt’s in­sis­tence that the more and more fre­quently dis­proven “cli­mate sci­ence” is­sued by the EPA be more closely vet­ted.

The “en­vi­ron­men­tal move­ment” has be­come more of a gar­gan­tuan money flood that has cor­rupted the very method­ol­ogy by which sci­ence is ad­vanced than a real ef­fort at ob­jec­tiv­ity. This has been proven to be the case in pretty much all of what is now called “cli­mate sci­ence” pro­mul­gated by gov­ern­ment to such an ex­tent that sev­eral renowned scientists have called the col­lec­tive ef­forts at cli­mate sci­ence a scam and fraud.

I think read­ers de­serve the hard truth that is be­com­ing more and more ap­par­ent about “cli­mate sci­ence,” rather than the sub­jec­tive ac­qui­es­cence of what is sup­posed to be a ma­jor source of ob­jec­tive in­for­ma­tion for a ma­jor city. BBB

Why are in­tel­li­gent, suc­cess­ful busi­ness and po­lit­i­cal peo­ple so anx­ious to deny hu­man­caused cli­mate change? Can they re­ally not rec­og­nize what is in front of them? Or is there some­thing else?

Per­haps we should see this as a good foot­ball game. Lots of ac­tiv­ity (cli­mate de­nial) dis­tract­ing our attention to one part of the field while move­ments to­ward a goal are tak­ing place, hid­den from view, else­where. We should won­der — what dark plays, harm­ful to the pub­lic, are these pow­er­ful peo­ple up to? Send let­ters of 150 words or fewer to open­fo­rum@den­ver­post.com or 101 W. Col­fax Ave., Suite 800, Denver, CO, 80202. Please in­clude full name, city and phone num­ber. Con­tact in­for­ma­tion is for our pur­poses only; we will not share it with any­one else. You can reach us by tele­phone at 303-954-1331.

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