Here’s a Long List of Climate Change Deniers in the White House

Ever wonder why the Trump administration seems so useless when it comes to addressing climate change? Well, it could be the intentional result of the president stacking the White House with a bunch of climate change deniers.

Some of Trump’s appointees might very well acknowledge climate change is real privately, but they try to take some phony “middle ground” in order to justify complete inaction that benefits corporations that pollute.

Rather than trying to convince you that these high-level White House officials aren’t taking environmental science seriously, let’s let them incriminate themselves with their own words:

1. President Donald Trump

“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

2. Vice President Mike Pence

“Well, look, I don’t know that [climate change] is a resolved issue in science today. I know we’re taking about climate change, but a few years ago, we were talking about global warming. We haven’t seen a lot of warming lately.”

3. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

“I don’t know we know enough now to answer this question conclusively either way, but there’s been a lot of exaggeration, there’s a lot of hype and people are feeling the crunch already in their electric bills.”

4. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

“The science is not settled on this. The idea that we would put Americans’ economy at jeopardy based on scientific theory that’s not settled yet to me is just nonsense. Just because a group of scientists who stood up and said here is the fact. Galileo got outvoted for a spell.”

5. Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt

“Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind.”

6. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price

“[There are] many recent revelations of errors and obfuscation in the allegedly ‘settled science’ of global warming.”

7. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson

“Any point in time temperatures are going up or going down. When that stops happening, that’s when we’re in big trouble.”

8. Administrator of the Small Business Association Linda McMahon

“I just don’t think we have the answers as to why it changes. I’m not a scientist, so I couldn’t pretend to understand all the reasons, but the bottom line is we really don’t know.”

9. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

“There have always, in the history of the world, been reactions to different climate changes, and that is an issue that continues.”

10. Director of CIA Mike Pompeo

“There are scientists who think lots of different things about climate change. There’s some who think we’re warming, there’s some who think we’re cooling, there’s some who think the last 16 years have shown a pretty stable climate environment.”

11. Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney

“Regarding the question as to climate change… we’re not spending money on that anymore. We consider that to be a waste of your money to go out and do that.”

12. Under Secretary of Agriculture (Nominee) Sam Clovis

“A lot of the science is junk science… It’s not proven. I don’t think there’s any substantive information available to me that doesn’t raise as many questions as it answers, so I’m a skeptic.”

To be blunt, there’s really no hope for meaningful environmental reform under the White House’s current leadership. For the future of the planet, it’s important to remove this administration ASAP.

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Marie W
Marie W5 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla7 months ago

Shameful these ignorant morons are governing a country like the US :-(

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