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  The EPA Head Has a New Argument: Maybe Climate Change Will Be Good
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Feb 10, 2018 06:52pm
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AuthorJustin Worland
News DateFriday, February 9, 2018 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionAs the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt chooses his words carefully, especially on the subject of climate change.

A longtime opponent of environmental regulation, Pruitt has to acknowledge that climate change exists to avoid legal problems that could arise from dismissing agency-approved science, but he has also sought to cast doubt on the need to fight it.

His latest argument: Climate change is happening, but it might actually be good for the planet and the human race — an argument that contradicts virtually all mainstream scientists who study the issue.

In January, he told Reuters that “the climate is changing” but asked “how do we know what the ideal surface temperature is in 2100?” And last week he told the New York Times that “it’s pretty arrogant for people in 2018 to say we know what the ideal surface temperature should be in 2100.”
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