09 Feb '18, 12am

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This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has suggested that global warming may be beneficial to humans in his latest departure from mainstream climate science. Pruitt, who has previously erred by denying that carbon dioxide is a key driver of climate change, has again caused consternation among scientists by suggesting that warming temperatures could benefit civilization. The EPA administrator said that humans are contributing to climate change “to a certain degree,” but added: “We know humans have most flourished during times of warming trends. There are assumptions made that because the climate is warming that necessarily is a bad thing. “Do we know what the ideal surface temperature should be in the year 2100 or year 2018?” he told ...

Full article: https://grist.org/article/in-pruitts-world-climate-change...

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