Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Socialist-Independent from Vermont, went on a tear yesterday when he learned the EPA’s new head #Scott Pruitt said on CNN he didn’t think CO2 was the predominant cause of #Climate Change.
Sanders told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer it was “pathetic” to have an EPA administrator who held these views and called him a “denier.”
The debate was over, he thundered, and “90 percent of scientists” agree that human activity and CO2 emissions are causing problems around the world.
He also railed that emissions were causing “devastating problems already in the U.S.” and across the globe. Sanders also said Pruitt was a “threat to the well-being” of everyone on Earth.
— CNN (@CNN) March 9, 2017
But Pruitt said measuring with precision the impact human activity had on the climate was “very challenging” and there was “tremendous disagreement” on the degree of its influence. He said he didn’t believe CO2 was the primary driver behind the one degree Celsius of global warming that’s occurred since the planet exited the Little Ice Age in 1850.