EPA administrator Scott Pruitt wants scientists to debate about climate change that will be aired on television, challenging scientists to prove or disprove the view that it is a serious threat for the whole world to see.
The move comes as the Trump administration withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement to cut emissions and issued a slew of executive orders that rolled back strict environmental regulations created during the Obama years.
“There are lots of questions that have not been asked and answered,” Pruitt said about the science behind climate change.
“Who better to do that than a group of scientists… getting together and having a robust discussion for all the world to see,” he continued.
When asked if he thinks the debate should be televised, Pruitt said, “I think so… You want this to be on full display.”
“I think the American people would be very interested in consuming that. I think they deserve it,” the former Oklahoma attorney general added.
The Daily Caller reports:
Pruitt’s comments come less than a month after he signaled an intent to start a “red team, blue team” exercise as part of an “at-length evaluation of U.S. climate science.” Experts will be chosen to serve on each team.
Military and intelligence agencies use similar tactics to expose vulnerabilities to strategic systems. Skeptics say it would give needed balance to climate science, a field of research many believe has been monopolized by activists.