Top Trump Environmental Pick Has ‘Many Questions’ About Climate Change

"Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump’s pick to serve as his top White House environmental official, told the Senate Wednesday that she had doubts about the link between human activity and climate change.

'I’m not a scientist, but in my personal capacity, I have many questions that remain unanswered by current climate policy,' Hartnett White, Trump’s nominee to lead the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality, told senators Wednesday at her confirmation hearing. 'I think we indeed need to have more precise explanations of the human role and the natural role.'

She did acknowledge that there was probably some human contribution, 'the extent to which I think is very uncertain.” That contradicts leading scientific assessments on the matter, which have pinned climate change largely on human greenhouse gas emissions."

Chris Mooney reports for the Washington Post November 8, 2017.


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Source: Washington Post, 11/09/2017