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Too bad that America’s Energy Secretary doesn’t understand science (or anything much)

 

Rick Perry doesn’t seem to “get it”does he?   The nuke lobby these days loves climate change – and promote it (falsely) as a reason for their industry

 

Rick Perry Is in Charge of Nuclear Safety—Too Bad He Doesn’t Understand Science, Trump’s energy secretary embraces climate denial.Mother Jones, Energy Secretary Rick Perry told CNBC Monday morning that he doesn’t believe carbon dioxide is primarily responsible for global warming, contradicting the overwhelming scientific consensus on the causes of climate change……Perry’s climate denial is well established. “I don’t believe that we have the settled science by any sense of the imagination to stop that kind of economic opportunity…Calling CO2 a pollutant is doing a disservice the country, and I believe a disservice to the world,” he said in 2014.

Perry’s comments on Monday follow similar statements made by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt…….

Pruitt and Perry are contradicting the scientific consensus on global warming, including the work produced by US government agencies. Up until recently, the EPA’s own website stated that “carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas that is contributing to recent climate change,” but the agency has since taken down that section of the website, pending a “review.”

NASA says that among the greenhouse gases contributing to manmade warming of the Earth, CO2 “is the most important long-lived ‘forcing’ of climate change.”…..http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/06/rick-perry-is-in-charge-of-nuclear-safety-too-bad-he-doesnt-understand-basic-science/

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June 23, 2017 - Posted by | climate change, USA

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