Published On: Mon, Nov 14th, 2016

Trump ignores Al Gore, Obama’s climate change scare tactics, taps global warming skeptic Myron Ebell to head EPA transition

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has been open with his view on climate change being a hoax and Trump has selected climate skeptic Myron Ebell to lead the EPA transition.

In September, Obama warned that if “the current trend lines on a warming planet continue, it is certainly going to be enormously disruptive worldwide” and the Trump administration will be bringing in top notch critics and opponents to the global warming hysteria.

“There has been a little bit of warming … but it’s been very modest and well within the range for natural variability, and whether it’s caused by human beings or not, it’s nothing to worry about,” said Ebell about climate change in a 2007 Vanity Fair interview.

photo/ donkeyhotey

photo/ donkeyhotey

Trump told the editorial board of The Washington Post in March, “I think there’s a change in weather,” but added, “I am not a great believer in man-made climate change.”

Ebell is chairman of Cooler Heads Coalition and wrote in January that “President Obama may sign the treaty at the UN’s big Mother Earth Day celebration, but in order to become a party to the treaty the United States government will have to do something in addition to signing it.”

Ebell believes the government is using the environmental movement as a means to expand the government. He has also argued for the opening of federal lands for oil and gas exploration as well as coal mining, and has been a firm disbeliever of the Paris Climate Agreement, even urging the US Senate to vote against it.

In August of 2015, he was very critical of the Obama administration’s “rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants” fulfilling a policy promise made in 2008 when Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that, “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

Ebell has been described as “enemy #1” to the climate change community, and his own bio highlights how he has been named a “climate criminal” by Greenpeace.

When FRONTLINE spoke with Ebell for the 2012 documentary Climate of Doubt, his strategy had already helped propel a shift in the political debate around climate change, contributing to the collapse of cap-and-trade legislation in Congress in 2009.

“There are holdouts among the urban bicoastal elite,” Ebell told FRONTLINE, “but I think we’ve won the debate with the American people in the heartland, the people who get their hands dirty, people who dig stuff up, grow stuff and make stuff for a living, people who have a closer relationship to tangible reality, to stuff.” He added, “We need to keep banging away on the science.”

“What we’re fighting is the expansion of government,” Ebell tells FRONTLINE in the below scene from Climate of Doubt, and climate change policy, he says, is just one of “many pretexts for expanding government.”

Ebell articles over at Cooler Heads HERE

Trumps pick ignores the proverbial “olive branch” of working together from Al Gore and jabs his portly little finger in the eye of leftists.

“We can guarantee him the hardest fight of his political life,” said Michael Bruene, executive director of the Sierra Club. “He can’t change the fact that clean energy is cheaper than dirty fuels and that the climate is changing. The markets and the American people are moving people beyond dirty fuels. Trump cannot reverse this tide.”

earth fireball destruction photo/ Bela Geletneky aka photoshopper24 via pixabay.com

earth fireball destruction photo/ Bela Geletneky aka photoshopper24 via pixabay.com

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