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meet the ostriches under consideration for trump’s anti-science climate panel
As The Washington Post first reported on Sunday, the government is recruiting scientists and researchers to challenge the scientific consensus that climate change is a direct crisis in the world\'s addiction to fossil fuels.
The Commission\'s primary goal will be the National Climate Assessment, a congressional-mandated report released in November by scientists from 13 federal agencies.
President Donald Trump said the report, which he did not believe, concluded that global warming \"could increase by nine degrees Fahrenheit (5°C)
By the end of this century \", there was no significant reduction in emissions.
E & E News on Monday quoted the leaked White House memo as saying that the president\'s climate safety committee\'s goal would be to conduct a \"peer review of opposing science\" in climate science \".
For anyone who follows the Republican Party
With the efforts of the people, there is a doubt about the climate crisis, and the name of a possible panel of experts will be familiar.
Many people attended congressional hearings. Lamar Smith (R-Texas)
The former chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is selling climate misinformation and his own opposition. science views.
Trump reportedly selected William Happel as group leader, a retired Princeton physics professor with no expertise in climatology.
E & E noted that the people under consideration also included Judith Curry, a former professor at Georgia Institute of Technology\'s School of Earth and atmospheric sciences;
John Christie, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Alabama, Huntsville;
And Richard Linzen, a retired professor at MIT.
Kert Davies, director of the Climate Survey Center, told Huffington Post that the early list of candidates would indicate that the White House chose to turn to academics instead of a think tank representative who rejected climate change.
While it may make them look more credible, Davis says, It all brings \"different denial styles \".
\"The arguments of these guys are only highly valued in a very small club that denies climate change,\" he said . \".
\"They are not included in the mainstream idea of climate science.
They carried out various attacks on temperature records or models.
\"As Trump\'s deputy assistant to emerging technologies at the National Security Council, Happel has a variety of comments on climate change.
He called climate science a \"cult\" and has repeatedly argued that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.
\"The demonization of carbon dioxide is like the demonization of poor Jews under Hitler\'s rule,\" Happel said in an interview with CNBC 2014.
He added: \"Carbon dioxide is actually good for both the world and Jews.
On 2009, Happel testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that \"the increase in carbon dioxide is good for humanity \".
He likened today\'s climate movement to a controlled movement that led to a ban in early 1900.
\"Very sincere people think they are saving humans from alcohol, just as many people now sincerely think they are saving people from carbon dioxide,\" he said . \".
Curry, a retired climatologist known for mocking \"climate alarmist\", has been repeatedly invited by Republican lawmakers including Smith to testify at congressional hearings.
While she acknowledged that the Earth was warming, she questioned the scientific consensus.
\"The climate is always changing and will change in the future,\" she said at 2015 hearing of the House Science Committee.
\"The problem is how much human beings have changed. We don’t know.
Curry defended former director of environmental protection Scott Pruitt, who told CNBC in 2017 that he did not see carbon dioxide as a major contributor to global warming.
In an interview with Andrew Refkin of National Geographic magazine last week, Curry said the White House seemed to be a \"hard last fortress --core denial.
Nevertheless, she said that as long as the panelists are there to track the data they lead, she will be on the new climate committee if invited.
Christy, a favorite resource for Republicans, was appointed to the EPA Scientific Advisory Committee this month.
He often believes that burning fossil fuels, like happiness, is good for the Earth.
Earlier this month, he told E & E News that \"there is a benefit in generating capacity sources from carbon, not costs . \".
In 2015 interview with The Guardian, Christie said: \"carbon dioxide will make things grow.
Plants like this kind of thing.
It creates more food.
There is no doubt that carbon energy is available. . .
A longer and better life.
Christy opposes federal regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
In a 2007-issue editorial in The Wall Street Journal, he wrote that he did not see either \"a disaster in progress, nor did he see solid evidence that human activity was the majority we saw
Lin Cen is an outstanding senior researcher at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank based in Washington, D. C. C.
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Like Happel, linceng equates those who believe in climate change to cult members.
\"Just like any cult, once the myth of the cult begins to break down, they become more and more fanatic, instead of saying, oh, we\'re wrong, according to the Daily Mail, he told an MIT radio station in 2015.
Last year, Lin took the lead in a letter signed by more than 300 climate skeptics urging Trump to withdraw the United States from the UN climate conference.
\"Since 2009, governments in the United States and other countries have taken a number of actions that have no scientific basis in global climate, which have and will continue to cause serious social and economic harm --
\"There is no environmental benefit,\" the letter said . \".
In their reply to the president, more than 20 colleagues at MIT wrote that they wanted to \"make it clear that this is not a shared point of view, or the careers that most other scientists have shown to study climate science carefully.
Michael Mann, a climate scientist at Penn State University, called the list of candidates for the White House group \"a veritable team of dreamers who deny climate change, oppose climate change,\" and frustrated people.
Mann said in an email: \"This is exactly what we expect from the government, and when it comes to energy and environmental policies, the government is the rubber stamp of the Koch brothers and the pollution interests group.
The committee will be a derivative of the \"red team, blue team\" initiative that Prut put forward in 2017, which aims to give edge industries --
The supported researchers sit on the same table as the actual climate scientists.
As an \"ad hoc group\", Trump\'s new committee does not need to meet in public or accept requests for public records, according to The Washington Post.
Correction: Earlier versions of this article incorrectly listed John Christie as a professor at the University of Alabama.
He works at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.