Don't Let the EPA Get Trumped By Climate Denial
President Elect Donald Trump is poised to lead the most anti-science and retrogressive administration in history. Trump has named noted climate denier Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute as the head of his EPA transition team. That means Ebell, who has called climate change "nothing to worry about" and has ZERO scientific training will be in charge of choosing the head of the EPA and local EPA regional offices.
Ebell actually wrote an article in Forbes called, "Love Global Warming," where he said warmer temperatures would make colder regions more inhabitable. And for the rest? "...the higher temperatures are killing people who are likely to die soon anyway."
Ebell represents the worst kind of fossil fuel industry stooge, whose climate denial work at the CEI has been funded by the Koch Brothers and oil companies. We can't allow someone who is so categorically anti-science as to say that CO2 is good for the atmosphere to be in charge of protecting our health from pollution.
Tell President-Elect Trump to remove Ebell and put someone in charge who will stand up for our health and respects science.
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Climate change is not a hoax. You cannot appoint Myron Ebell to be in charge of your EPA transition.
Even in past Republican administrations, EPA administrators were not outright deniers of the scientific consensus on climate change.
We must entrust the head of the EPA to protect the health of all people, including protecting the climate.