"Scientists Rebuke Scott Pruitt On Climate Change"

Scientists at the American Meteorological Society wrote EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Monday criticizing his denial of the scientific consensus on man-made climate change.

"The controversy continues over Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s statement Thursday questioning the most important scientific conclusion about climate change — namely, that it is driven by human beings.

“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 said on CNBC — triggering a wide range of rebukes in the process.

On Monday, the American Meteorological Society, a key scientific organization whose members have considerable expertise in studying the climate and weather, wrote a letter to Pruitt strongly critiquing the remarks."

Chris Mooney reports for the Washington Post March 13, 2017.

Source: Washington Post, 03/14/2017