During an appearance in CNN this Wednesday, adviser and executive member of Donald Trump‘s transition team, Anthony Scaramucci, responded to reports regarding the incoming administration’s request for the names of Department of Energy employees.
During the interview, Scaramucci attempted to change the subject and claimed that there is no scientific consensus when it comes to human-caused climate change.
“I know that the current president believes that the human beings are affecting the climate. There are scientists that believe that that’s not happening. I think that for me personally…” Scaramucci said before being interrupted by host Chris Cuomo, who asserted that the “overwhelming consensus in the scientific community” says the opposite.
As NASA points out, many studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals “show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: Climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities. In addition, most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position. The following is a partial list of these organizations, along with links to their published statements and a selection of related resources.”
According to Scaramucci, scientists have been wrong in the past, so that increases the likelihood that they’re wrong about climate change.
“There was an overwhelming science that the Earth was flat,” he said,
“…you know, we get a lot of things wrong in the scientific community. You and I both know that.”
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