30 Jun '17, 7pm

Who needs peer review when you can Pruitt review climate science?

Who needs peer review when you can Pruitt review climate science? EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has introduced an initiative to review mainstream climate science, according to a report by Emily Holden in E&E News that cites a senior Trump administration official. The agency will “recruit the best in the fields which study climate” to conduct red team-blue team exercises , the source says. The military technique would essentially pit opposing sides on climate science against one another to debate the consensus on human-made climate change. The set-up shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise from an administrator who has contended that carbon dioxide isn’t a significant contributor to warming. The administration has batted the red team-blue team idea around for weeks. But some have interpreted Pruitt’s initiative as a step toward challenging the Endangerment Finding , a 200...

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